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06/09/2011EPA Takes Action on Lead Problems at Arecibo, Puerto Rico Battery Recycling Facility
06/06/2011Second Phase of Historic Hudson River Cleanup Underway
06/06/2011EPA Awards $1.2 Million to Three New York Communities to Clean up and Revitalize Contaminated Properties
06/06/2011EPA Awards $3.4 Million to Six New Jersey Communities To Clean up and Revitalize Contaminated Properties; Newark Receives $1 Million to Clean Up and Assess City Sites
06/01/2011EPA Begins Summer Monitoring to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters and New York/New Jersey Harbor
05/26/2011EPA Completes Cleanup of Abandoned Manufacturing Site in Camden, N.J.
05/26/2011Don’t Fry-Day is Friday; EPA Offers Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer
05/26/2011Don’t Fry-Day is Friday; EPA Offers Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer
05/20/2011EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Contaminated Soil from Nepera Chemical Superfund Site in Orange County, N.Y.; EPA to Hold Public Meeting on June 15 to Discuss Plan
05/19/2011EPA Releases Final Report on Toxic Air Pollution Near Manhattan I.S. 143 School Finds Pollutants Below Levels of Concern
05/16/2011EPA to Oversee Cleanup of a Portion of the Newburgh Landfill; Public Information Session Set for May 18
05/12/2011EPA Takes Action to Protect Ground Water from Petroleum Contamination
05/11/2011EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Release Draft Guidance to Clarify Waters Covered by Clean Water Act
05/09/2011EPA to Begin Soil Cleanup at Ellenville Scrap Iron and Metal Superfund Site in Ulster County, N.Y.; EPA to Hold Public Meeting on May 11 to Discuss Work at Site
05/03/2011Partnership of Northeast Government, Private and Non-profit Organizations Honors Groups for Reducing Air Pollution
05/02/2011Puma Energy Caribe Agrees to Clean Up Caribbean Petroleum Site Under an Agreement with EPA; Will Also Address Environmental Problems at Gas Stations Across Puerto Rico
04/29/2011EPA Honors U.S. Virgin Islands Environmental Leaders
04/29/2011EPA Honors Puerto Rico Environmental Leaders
04/29/2011EPA Honors New Jersey Environmental Leaders
04/29/2011EPA Honors New York Environmental Leaders
04/25/2011EPA and New York State Move to Ban Dumping Sewage from Boats Into Long Island Sound
04/21/2011Westchester County Real Estate Firm Signs Agreement with EPA to Enhance Sustainable Practices
04/21/2011Postal Service Delivers a Greener America; Stamps Encourage Protecting Public Health and the Environment
04/20/2011EPA Recognizes Syracuse and Onondaga County for Creating a More Sustainable Community, Including 50 Green Projects; Selects Syracuse as a Green Infrastructure Partnership Community
04/14/2011EPA Names New York’s Tompkins County a “Climate Showcase” Community; Awards Grant for Study
04/13/2011EPA Releases Plan for Next Phase of Cleanup at Radiation Technology Site in Rockaway, New Jersey
04/07/2011Rutgers Awarded EPA Grant to Fight Bed Bugs
04/07/2011Martin Pena Community Group Receives EPA Environmental Justice Award
04/05/2011EPA Awards More Than $100,000 to Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust to Support Conservation and Education Programs for Bioluminescent Bay
04/05/2011First of its Kind Agreement between EPA, Puerto Rico Tourism Company and Puerto Rico Solid Waste Authority Will Promote Green Tourism
03/31/2011EPA Proposes to Grant Clean Air Act Petition to Improve Air Quality in New Jersey; Agency action would cut transport of air pollutants from Pa. power plant
03/29/2011EPA to Hold Listening Session on Whether to Add Vapor Intrusion as a Criterion for Superfund Sites
03/18/2011Kean University Signs Agreement with EPA To Enhance Sustainability
03/15/2011EPA and Pelham Students Learn Importance Of Recycling Electronics at Visit to Recycling Plant in Mt. Vernon, NY
03/11/2011City of Yonkers Launches Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling Program
03/08/2011EPA Proposes to Add Area Near Hicksville, New Cassel, Westbury, Hempstead and Salisbury, N.Y. to the Federal Superfund List
03/08/2011EPA Adds Dewey Loeffel Landfill in Rensselaer County to Superfund List; Public Meeting Scheduled for March 24 in Nassau
03/08/2011EPA Proposes to Add Garfield Ground Water Contamination Site in Garfield, NJ to the Superfund List
03/08/2011EPA Adds Mansfield Trail Dump Site in Byram Township, NJ to the Superfund List
03/08/2011EPA Adds Two Puerto Rico Sites to the Superfund List
03/08/2011EPA Seeks Public Input on Cleanup Options for Lead-Contaminated Site in Staten Island, N.Y.
02/23/2011EPA Completes Cleanup of Mercury Spill in Santurce, Puerto Rico
02/15/2011Suffolk County Government Becomes Green Energy Leader; Dannon, Mohawk Papers, HSBC, Sony, Bloomberg LP and Deutsche Bank also Honored
02/15/2011EPA Begins Study of Air Pollution Near HOVENSA Oil Refinery in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
02/04/2011EPA TESTING FINDS NO CHEMICALS IN CISTERNS FOLLOWING DECEMBER 2010 CHEMICAL RELEASE FROM HOVENSA OIL REFINERY
02/02/2011EPA Investigation of Gowanus Canal Identifies Widespread Contamination, Health and Ecological Problems; Hundreds of Samples find PAHs, PCBs, Heavy Metals and Other Toxins
01/28/2011EPA Provides Federal Grants to Brooklyn Community Group Working to Protect Public Health
01/12/2011EPA Issues Order to NJ Hospital Group
01/06/2011EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Quality Awards
01/05/2011EPA Fines Drew University for Hazardous Waste Violations
12/23/2010STATEMENT of Judith Enck, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on GE Hudson River Decision
12/17/2010EPA Announces Requirements for Next Phase of Hudson River PCB Cleanup
12/16/2010EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in Puerto Rico; PREPA and Gulf Caribbean Petroleum Refining Top the List of Biggest Polluters in PR
12/16/2010EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in U.S. Virgin Islands; HOVENSA Tops the List as Biggest Polluter in US VI
12/16/2010EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in New York; Finch Paper, Eastman Kodak and Danskammer Power Plant Top the List of NY Polluters
12/16/2010EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in New Jersey; DuPont Chambers Works, Conoco Phillips and Mercer Generating Station Top the List of NJ Polluters
12/07/2010U.S. Proposes Major Reductions in Air Pollution from Large Ships in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Island Waters
12/06/2010EPA Reports a Successful Year Enforcing Environmental Law in U.S. Virgin Islands
12/06/2010EPA Reports a Successful Year Enforcing Environmental Law in Puerto Rico
12/06/2010EPA Reports a Successful Year Enforcing Environmental Law in New York State
12/06/2010EPA Reports a Successful Year Enforcing Environmental Law in the State of New Jersey
11/23/2010EPA Warns Against Use of Mothballs that Look Like Candy
11/19/2010EPA Awards Grant to Protect the Barnegat and Delaware Estuaries
11/15/2010EPA Signs Agreement with Southampton Hospital to Enhance its Environmental Practices
11/12/2010More Than $2.4 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health and Vitality of Long Island Sound; Supports Education and Stewardship, Improves Water Quality, Restores and Protects Rivers and Beaches
11/09/2010EPA Air Monitoring Near Olean, N.Y. School Finds No Toxic Chemicals from Plastics Facility
11/04/2010EPA Reaches Multi-state Agreement with Major Used Oil Recycler for Improper Handling of PCBs
10/28/2010EPA Approves U.S. Virgin Islands’ List of Waters Facing Pollution Threats; New Pollutants Included for Christiansted Harbor, the Offshore Southgate Subwatershed and Mangrove Lagoon
10/21/2010EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Cortese Toxic Site in Sullivan County, NY
10/19/2010EPA Announces Million Dollar Grant to Reduce Port Pollution in Camden, N.J.
10/19/2010EPA Proposes to Add Mansfield Trail Dump Site in Byram Township, NJ to the Superfund List
10/19/2010EPA Proposes to Add Two Puerto Rico Sites to the Superfund List
10/12/2010EPA to Excavate Contaminated Soil, Monitor Groundwater at Ellenville Scrap Iron and Metal Superfund Site in Ulster County, N.Y.
10/04/2010EPA and New York Harbor School Establish Ground-Breaking Green Partnership
09/30/2010New Air Pollution Testing at Tonawanda Coke Corp. Shows that Facility is a Significant Source of Benzene
09/29/2010EPA Approves Puerto Rico’s List of Impaired Waters: New Pollutants Included for Waters of San Juan Bay Estuary, Rio Bayamon, Rio Grande de Arecibo
09/27/2010EPA Places a Section of the Black River in Jefferson County, N.Y. on the Superfund List
09/27/2010EPA Makes Final Decision: Newtown Creek is Added to Superfund List
09/23/2010EPA Recognizes Environment Achievements of NJ and NY Supermarkets for Their Work to Combat Climate Change; Supervalu, Hannaford Bros., Weis Markets, Price Chopper and Kysor/Warren each earn Environmental Achievement Award
09/23/2010EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants Awarded for New York
09/13/2010EPA Removes Long Island Toxic Site From Superfund National Priorities List
08/31/2010EPA’s Public Meeting on Hydraulic Fracturing Study to Take Place in Binghamton, New York; Meeting Scheduled for September 13 and 15 at the Broome County Forum Theater
08/26/2010EPA Orders Removal of PCB-Contaminated Materials from Massena, N.Y. Site and Decontamination of Buildings Before Demolition
08/26/2010EPA Issues Order to Tonawanda Coke for Clean Water Act Violations
08/24/2010EPA Schedules Second Public Meeting on Edgewater, N.J. Toxic Site: Public also Given More Time to Provide Input
08/20/2010EPA Proposes Plan to Clean Up the Source of Ground Water Contamination at the Cortese Landfill Site in Sullivan County, NY
08/16/2010EPA Recovers A Quarter Million Dollars In Cleanup Costs at H.M. Quackenbush Site in Herkimer, N.Y., After EPA Removed Tons of Toxic Waste and Sludge
08/11/2010Saranac Lake, N.Y. Gas Station Owner to Install New Equipment to Ensure Underground Petroleum Tanks Are Not Leaking Into Groundwater
08/10/2010EPA POSTPONES SYRACUSE MEETING ON HYDRAULIC FRACTURING STUDY, NEW DATES COMING SOON
08/09/2010CHANGE OF VENUE: EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Public Meetings Moved to Oncenter Complex Convention Center in Syracuse, New York; Same Times, Same Day, Different City
08/09/2010NEW JERSEY LANDFILL OWNERS AGREE TO COMPLY WITH CLEAN AIR ACT; New Landfill System Maximizes Gas Collection for Potential Energy Recovery
08/03/2010Puerto Rico Ferries Go Green with Environmental Protection Agency Diesel Reduction Grant
08/03/2010EPA Administrator Highlights Importance of Agency’s Science Laboratory in New Jersey; Announces new resources for national Environmental Response Team lab facilities
08/03/2010PRESS ADVISORY -- TODAY: EPA Administrator to Tour Agency's Environmental Laboratory in Edison, NJ
08/02/2010EPA Removes Morris County Site From Superfund National Priorities; Cleanup Work Complete
07/26/2010EPA Reaches Major Milestone at Welsbach Superfund Site
07/21/2010EPA Recognizes the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning for Outstanding Community Leadership
06/29/2010EPA Approves New York State’s List of Impaired Waters: Long Island’s South Shore Estuary and Lake Ontario New Entries on the List
06/18/2010EPA Announces a Schedule of Public Meetings on Hydraulic Fracturing Research Study; August 12 Meeting to be Held in Binghamton, N.Y.
06/17/2010EPA Releases Health Risk Assessment of Processing and Disposal of Onondaga Lake Sediment in Town of Camillus; Open House/Public Meeting to Discuss the Assessment on July 8, 2010 in Camillus, NY

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