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01/14/2016Price Chopper Joins EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge Program
01/13/2016EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Champion Awards
12/23/2015Puerto Rico’s Government to Make Major Upgrades to San Juan Water Infrastructure in Settlement with the Federal Government
12/15/2015EPA Finalizes Plan to Address Pollution at San German, Puerto Rico Toxic Site
12/09/2015EPA Provides $691,000 to Protect Wetlands throughout New York State
12/09/2015EPA Provides $1 Million to Protect Wetlands in New Jersey
12/02/2015EPA Provides Environmental Education Grant to Universidad Metropolitana
12/02/2015EPA Grant Supports Warwick Valley Central School District; Program to Develop Environmental Education Classes; Boost Recycling and Composting
12/02/2015EPA Grant Supports New York City Monarch Butterfly Project
11/24/2015EPA Funds Project to Support Sustainability in New York City Restaurants; Information Also to Be Shared with Restaurants in Puerto Rico
11/24/2015EPA Funds Project to Prevent Pollution from Grocery Stores and Dairy Farms
11/24/2015EPA Funds Project to Reduce Harmful Refrigerants at Food Companies in Newark; $158,000 Grant to Rutgers
11/17/2015Federal Agencies, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Governments Host Major Conference on Climate Change in the Caribbean
11/12/2015$1.3 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects To Improve Health and Ecosystem of Long Island Sound; $752,000 Awarded to Support Projects in New York
10/30/2015EPA, Army Corps of Engineers, Puerto Rico and ENLACE Agree to Work Together to Clean Up the Cano Martin Pena
10/26/2015San Juan, Puerto Rico Agrees to Make Investments in Clean Water
10/22/2015EPA and Partners Release New Blueprint to Protect and Restore Long Island Sound
10/16/2015EPA and DPNR Announce Free Conference on How to Reduce Pesticides at Public Conference in St. Thomas, USVI
10/08/2015EPA Grant to Help Coral Bay Community Fight Illegal Dumping
10/08/2015EPA Grants to Help New York City Communities Address Local Environmental Challenges; Includes Air Sampling Around JFK Airport
10/08/2015EPA Settlement with New York Electronics Recycler Protects Public from Potential Lead Exposure; ECO International of Vestal Agrees to Properly Dispose of More Than 26 Million Pounds of Hazardous Waste
10/08/2015EPA Finalizes Changes to Plan for Groundwater Remediation at Superfund Site in Newfield, N.J.
10/07/2015EPA Funding to Help Syracuse Small Business Develop New Green Technology; Advanced Recovery and Recycling, LLC Receives $100,000 for New Approach that Reduces Electronic Waste
10/02/2015EPA Settles Major Air Pollution Case with CEMEX de Puerto Rico, Inc.
10/02/2015EPA Finalizes Changes to Cleanup Plan at Olean Well Field Site - AVX Property in Olean, NY
10/01/2015EPA and DuPont Reach Major Settlement After Fatal Chemical Explosion in Tonawanda, N.Y.
10/01/2015EPA Finalizes $4 Million Cleanup Plan for Fulton Avenue Superfund Site in Hempstead and North Hempstead, N.Y.
10/01/2015EPA Awards $10 Million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant for Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program; SUNY Brockport Among the Project Partners
10/01/2015EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Pesticides Storage Facility in Manati, P.R.
10/01/2015EPA Finalizes Plan to Address Contaminated Groundwater at Curtis Specialty Papers Superfund Site in Milford Borough and Alexandria Township, N.J.
09/30/2015EPA Announces $7 Million in Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions from School Buses
09/30/2015EPA Finalizes Plan to Protect Drinking Water in Corozal, P.R.; $3 Million Spent to Date
09/30/2015EPA Finalizes $14 Million Plan to Remove Pollutants from Former Sherwin-Williams Plant in Gibbsboro, New Jersey
09/29/2015Settlement Will Provide Nearly $194 Million for Cleanup Work at the Superfund Site in Bridgewater Township, N.J.
09/29/2015Municipality of Isabela Agrees to Environmental Improvements at Landfill; Settlement with EPA Sets Timetable for Landfill’s Closure and Launches Recycling Program
09/28/2015EPA Proposes to Add N.J. Pesticides Manufacturing Facility to Superfund List of Hazardous Waste Sites
09/24/2015Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Signs Legal Agreement with EPA and U.S. Department of Justice to Reduce Air Pollution at Two Power Plants
09/23/2015EPA Provides $400,000 to Clean Up Brownfields in New York City; Neighborhoods Impacted by Superstorm Sandy Among Those to Benefit
09/23/2015EPA Takes Action Against Underground Petroleum Storage Tank Violations in Monmouth County, Middlesex County and Paterson, New Jersey
09/16/2015Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen and EPA Tour Superfund Sites in Morris, Essex and Sussex Counties
09/15/2015Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority to
Upgrade Sewage Infrastructure; Sewage Pollution in Martín Peña Canal, San Juan Bay, Condado Lagoon, and Atlantic Ocean will be Reduced
09/14/2015EPA To Take Public Input on Draft Plan to Decontaminate and Dismantle PCB Processing Facility in Fort Edward, NY
09/09/2015EPA and New York State Announce Ban on Dumping Sewage from Boats Into Cayuga and Seneca Lakes and Seneca River
09/09/2015EPA Will Remove Contaminated Soil at Ithaca Falls Creek Gorge, N.Y.
08/18/2015Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer named to National EPA Advisory Committee
08/13/2015EPA Proposes Plan to Clean Up Pesticides Storage Facility in Manati, P.R.; August 18 Public Meeting Planned
08/13/2015EPA Releases Plan to Address Pollution at San German Toxic Site; Public Invited to Public Meeting on August 19
08/13/2015EPA Asks Public for Comments on Plan to Protect Drinking Water in Corozal, P.R.; August 20 Public Meeting Planned
08/11/2015EPA Completes Construction of Water line in Chester and Washington Townships, N.J.; Agency Action Protects Community from Polluted Groundwater
07/30/2015EPA Proposes Plan to Clean up Groundwater at Superfund Site in Newfield, N.J.; Public Meeting to be Held August 12
07/23/2015Former Brick Township Superfund Site Gets Remake as Solar Power Farm; Panels Provide Energy to Government Building, Local Parks
07/23/2015EPA Agreement with Port Authority and Port Terminal Operators Will Cut Harmful Pollution from Idling Trucks in Newark and Beyond
07/01/2015EPA to Provide Nearly $200,000 for Environmental Job Training in Puerto Rico
07/01/2015EPA Extends Public Comment Period on Cleanup Plan for Residential Properties at Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund Site in Gibbsboro and Voorhees, N.J.
06/22/2015Camden Selected to Receive Nearly $1 Million to Cleanup Brownfields; EPA’s Investments in Camden For Brownfields Total More Than $6 Million
06/15/2015EPA Proposes Changes to Cleanup Plan at Olean Well Field Site - AVX Property in Olean, NY
06/03/2015EPA Announces Hiring of Pollution Prevention Expert
Dr. Anahita Williamson will Lead EPA Region 2 Science Division
06/01/2015EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Pollutants from Former Sherwin-Williams Plant in Gibbsboro, New Jersey; $14 Million Cleanup to Address Lead, Arsenic, and Volatile Organic Compounds
05/29/2015New Jersey Developer to Pay Civil Penalty for Stormwater Violations and Preserve Wetlands; Garden Homes Will Pay $225,000 Penalty and Preserve 108 Acres of Land in New Jersey’s Highlands Preservation Area
05/28/2015EPA Regional Administrator Visits Queens Park to Spotlight the Importance of Protecting Wetlands
05/28/2015EPA Provides $400,000 to Assess Contaminated Land in Neptune, New Jersey
05/28/2015EPA Provides $400,000 to Assess Contaminated Land in Niagara County, New York
05/27/2015Puerto Rico Developer to Pay $500,000 Penalty to Address Clean Water Act Violations
05/26/2015EPA Provides Nearly $200,000 for Green Job Training of Formerly Incarcerated People
05/20/2015EPA Directs DuPont to Remove Mercury from Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
05/19/2015EPA Encourages the Public to Provide Input on Plan to Address Contaminated Groundwater at Curtis Specialty Papers Superfund Site in Milford and Alexandria Township, New Jersey; Public Meeting to Take Place May 28
05/12/2015EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Removal of PCBs
From Bound Brook in South Plainfield, NJ; $422 million dollar cleanup underway at site of defunct electronics facility
05/11/2015Federal and State Governments Reach Legal Agreement with Tonawanda Coke to Reduce Pollution; Company to Pay $12 million to Address Violations of Environmental Laws
05/07/2015Sixth Season of Hudson River Dredging Begins; Historic Dredging Project Draws to a Close; Next Up: Cleaning Up Floodplains
04/29/2015EPA Proposes to Remove Alexandria Township, New Jersey Landfill from Superfund List
04/24/2015EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Revisions to Cleanup Plan for Fulton Avenue Superfund Site in Nassau County, New York
04/24/2015EPA Honors U.S. Virgin Islands Environmental Champions
04/24/2015EPA Honors Puerto Rico Environmental Champions
04/24/2015EPA Honors New Jersey Environmental Champions
04/24/2015EPA Honors New York Environmental Champions
04/17/2015EPA Urges the Public to Weigh In on Proposal to Ban the Dumping of Sewage from Boats into Cayuga and Seneca Lakes and Seneca River
04/16/2015Methyl Bromide Investigation Expands to Puerto Rico
04/16/2015EPA Revises Final Cleanup Plan for Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey
03/26/2015NEWS ADVISORY: EPA Issues Pesticides Warning in Caribbean; Methyl Bromide Suspected of Making Four People Ill on St. John, U.S. VI
03/23/2015EPA Responds to Incident that Leaves Four People Ill on St. John; EPA Working with U.S. Virgin Islands Government on Ongoing Investigation
03/20/2015EPA Reducing Air Pollution from Old Diesel Engines; Grants Provide $1.18 Million to Protect People from Harmful Air Pollution
03/19/2015EPA Provides New York State $197 Million for Clean Water Projects
03/19/2015EPA Provides New Jersey $74 Million for Clean Water Projects
03/19/2015EPA Provides Puerto Rico $27 Million for Clean Water Projects
03/19/2015$22 Million Paid For Cleanup Costs and Natural Resource Damages at the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics site in South Plainfield, NJ
03/13/2015EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Joins Senator Booker, Mayor Baraka and ICC to Visit Newark’s Community Air Pollution Project Which Utilizes EPA Science
03/09/2015Total Petroleum Puerto Rico Corp. Agrees to Spend $1.6 Million to Improve Leak Detection in At Least 125 Gas Stations Across Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
03/09/2015EPA Provides $200,000 to the South Bronx Economic Development Corp. to Support Assessment, Cleanup and Reuse of Contaminated Properties
03/09/2015EPA Provides $200,000 to Camden, New Jersey to Support Assessment, Cleanup and Reuse of Contaminated Properties
03/09/2015EPA Provides $200,000 to the City of Rochester, New York to Support Assessment, Cleanup and Reuse of Contaminated Properties
02/04/2015EPA Proposes to Remove Most of Fulton, Oswego County, New York Site from Superfund List
02/02/2015$438 Million in Funds Headed for Contaminated Site Cleanups in New Jersey from Major Bankruptcy Court Settlement
01/30/2015EPA to Update Community on Toms River, NJ Superfund Site; EPA and National Toxicology Program scientists to Discuss Study of SAN Trimer
01/13/2015Proposed Settlement Regarding Cleanup of Superfund Site In Warren County, New Jersey; Value of Cleanup Work Estimated at $92 Million; Underground Contaminated Plume to be Addressed
01/13/2015EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Champion Awards
01/08/2015DuPont Fined for Air Pollution at Deepwater, New Jersey
12/15/2014EPA Provides a Quarter Million Dollars to Protect Wetlands in New York
12/15/2014EPA Provides Over Half a Million Dollars to Protect Wetlands in New Jersey
12/09/2014Playa Grande Beach on the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge Closed to Protect Public While Potential Munition Is Investigated
12/03/2014EPA Announces Environmental Education Grants for Syracuse University and the Onondaga Environmental Institute

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