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News Releases by State: TENNESSEE


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11/09/2010EPA Continues Sampling for Air Toxics near Vonore, Tenn. Schools
10/22/2010EPA, DOE and TDEC Reach Resolution on Oak Ridge Reservation Clean-up
09/27/2010EPA Adds Three Hazardous Waste Sites in the Southeast to Superfund’s National Priorities List
09/22/2010EPA Opens Registration for Knoxville, TN Hearing on Proposed Coal Ash Regulations
09/14/2010Southeast Facilities Ordered to Stop Discharging and Comply with Clean Water Act
09/01/2010EPA Announces Regional Administrator for Region 4
08/30/2010No-wake Zone Reduced to Emory River Mile 1.8 to 2.1
07/21/2010New Toolkit to Help Local Governments with Green Building Practices
06/14/2010Southeast Facilities Ordered to Stop Discharging and Comply with Clean Water Act
05/26/2010EPA Urges Caution on Lead-based Paint in Flooded Areas of Tennessee
05/26/2010EPA Advises Facility Operators to Minimize Releases during Hazardous Weather Events
05/21/2010Emory River to Reopen as Recreational Advisory is Lifted for TVA Kingston Site
05/18/2010EPA Approves Cleanup Plan for Remaining Coal Ash at TVA Kingston Site
05/07/2010Emory River Closure Extended Through May as TVA Kingston Time-Critical Cleanup Concludes
04/21/2010$1,300,000 in Grants to Cleanup and Revitalize Communities in Tennessee
04/09/2010April 22 Deadline Approaches for Contractors to Become Lead-Safe Certified
03/03/2010EPA Adds and Proposes Three Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List in the Southeast
03/02/2010EPA Adds Ten Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List

Action builds on efforts to clean up our communities
02/09/2010Emory River to be Closed Until Mid-May while TVA Kingston Cleanup Continues
01/19/2010Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis for Non-Time-Critical Cleanup Alternatives for Restoration of the TVA Kingston Site Released for Public Comment
01/07/2010EPA Seeks Applications for Environmental Community Grants
01/05/2010Southeast Facilities Ordered to Stop Discharging and Comply with Clean Water Act
12/28/2009Record Annual Enforcement Results Achieved in the Southeast; New Mapping Tool Released
12/15/2009School Air Toxics Monitoring Program samples air at 14 schools in the Southeast. Initial data for Vonore Elementary and Middle School and West Greene High School released today.
11/09/2009John Wieland Homes Agrees to Clean Water Act Settlement
Company will pay $350,000 penalty and upgrade environmental programs
11/05/2009EPA Soliciting Applications for Environmental Justice Grant Funding
10/26/2009Ensworth School in Nashville, TN named to EPA Top 20 K-12 Schools Purchasing Most Green Power
10/21/2009Work Plan for Non Time-Critical Cleanup Alternatives for Restoration of the TVA Kingston Site Released for Public Review
10/21/2009Poster Contest Illuminates Sun-safe Behaviors
10/20/2009Southeast Facilities Ordered to Comply with Clean Water Act; Penalties Total More Than $230,000
10/09/2009Portion of the Emory River to be Closed through February 15, 2010 while TVA Kingston Cleanup Continues
10/06/2009U.S. EPA Salutes SmartWay Transport Partners in the Southeast
10/01/2009EPA Region 4 now monitoring for air toxics at 12 schools in the Southeast
09/11/2009Portion of the Emory River to be Closed an additional 30 Days while TVA Kingston Cleanup Continues
08/21/2009U.S. EPA Awards More than Half a Million Dollars in Recovery Funding to the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
08/04/2009Portion of the Emory River to be Closed for 30 Days while TVA Kingston Cleanup Continues
07/22/2009Deadline Extended: Applications Sought From Community Groups for $50,000 Technical Assistance Plan Grant for Kingston Cleanup
07/15/2009EPA Announces more than $77 Million in Recovery Act Funds for Water Projects in Tennessee to Boost Economy, Create Jobs and Protect Public Health
07/10/2009EPA Awards more than $4.5 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Clean Up Underground Petroleum Leaks in Tennessee
07/10/2009U.S. EPA’s Region 4 Awards More than $1.1 Million in Recovery Funding to the American Lung Associations in AL, GA, KY, NC, SC TN, and FL to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
07/02/2009EPA’s First-ever Water Quality Video Contest Recognizes Four Submissions From the Southeast
Trenton, Ga. Resident Wins Category, $2500 Prize
Nashville, Tallahassee, Gainesville Residents Receive Honorable Mention
07/02/2009EPA Approves Plan for Disposal of Coal Ash from TVA Kingston Site at the Arrowhead Landfill in Perry County, Alabama
06/29/2009U.S. EPA Awards $2 Million in Recovery Funding to the Tennessee Department of Transportation to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
06/24/2009Applications Sought From Community Groups for $50,000 Technical Assistance Plan Grant for Kingston Cleanup
06/22/2009EPA Honors Eastman Chemical Company with the 2009 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
06/17/2009Joint Public Meeting on Kingston Recovery to be Held Tuesday
06/17/2009Recreational Advisory Issued for Watts Bar Reservoir
06/17/2009EPA Recognizes Arlington, Tenn., for Transforming Superfund Site into a Park
06/15/2009EPA Extends Public Comment Period on the Administrative Record For TVA’s Kingston Fossil Fuel Site
05/11/2009EPA to Oversee Cleanup of TVA Kingston Fossil Fuel Plant Release
05/11/2009EPA: $2.2 Million in Grants for Contaminated Land Cleanup, Economic Development in Tennessee
04/27/2009EPA Urges Public to Cast Vote Against Skin Cancer
04/16/2009Tennessee Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
03/26/2009Maureen O’Mara To Head EPA’s Criminal Investigation Program in the Southeast
03/20/2009A and E Salvage, Inc. Ordered to Cease Violations of Federal Asbestos Laws and to Clean Up Contamination at the former Liberty Fibers Rayon Plant in Morristown, TN
03/19/2009Pharmaceutical Plant in the Southeast Earns EPA’S Energy Star
03/09/2009EPA Announces New Action to Prevent Coal Ash Releases
02/20/2009EPA Sponsors Southeast Lifecycle Construction Conference
Conference to focus on Sustainable Design and Construction for this Generation and the Next
02/05/2009Online Tutorial Offers Help to Governments, Groups Seeking Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Grants
01/20/2009Chattanooga to Receive EPA Grant to Assist in Environmental Assessment and Redevelopment
01/15/2009$2.6 Million for Brownfields Environmental Job Training
01/06/2009Agreement with Perdue Supports the Protection of Southeastern Waters
12/18/2008Finalists for Grants to Improve the Gulf of Mexico Include The Nature Conservancy In Tennessee
12/04/2008Record Pollution Reduction Reached in the Southeast Due to Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Efforts
11/25/2008Industry in the Southeast Steps Up Recycling and Reducing Waste
11/14/2008Seven Universities in the Southeast Helping the Planet to Profit
11/07/2008EPA combats improper pesticide manufacturing, labeling and use in the Pacific Northwest (Facilities in Kent, WA; Yakima, WA; Olympia, WA; and Memphis, TN)
09/24/2008Five New Performance Track Members Pledge to Improve the Environment with Goals that Surpass Environmental Regulations
09/19/2008New EPA Toolkit to Help Municipal Governments Confront Recycling Challenges
09/11/2008EPA Approves Hurricane-Related Fuel Waiver for Nine Southeast States
06/20/2008Southeast Diesel Collaborative Conference to be Held in Atlanta
06/11/2008Four of the Nation’s Largest Home Builders Settle Storm Water Violations
06/09/2008CDC Becomes First Federal WaterSense Partner
04/17/2008Students Recognized for Contributing To Healthier Environment
04/08/2008$947,080 in Grants to Revitalize Properties in Tennessee
04/04/2008EPA to Hold Public Meeting Regarding Oliver Springs Oil Well Fire in Oliver Springs, TN
04/02/2008EPA Recognizes the Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity for Significantly Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
03/26/2008U.S. EPA offers $3.6 Million in Grants for Innovative Diesel Emissions Reduction Projects
03/20/2008Three businesses in the Southeast win EPA research contracts
03/12/2008EPA Strengthens Smog Standards to Better Protect Human Health and the Environment
02/28/200816 Facilities in the Southeast Commit to Environmental Improvements Beyond Regulatory Requirements
02/25/2008EPA Designates Center of Excellence for Watershed Management in Tennessee
02/22/2008EPA to Designate First Center of Excellence for Watershed Management in Tennessee
02/01/2008Communities in Tennessee Reduce Smog Ahead of Schedule
12/21/2007EPA Regional Offices, Tennessee and Virginia Sign Agreement to protect and restore the Clinch and Powell Rivers
12/17/2007EPA Grant Helps Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Reduce Children’s Exposure to Diesel School Bus Emissions
11/15/2007Record $2 Billion to be Spent on Environmental Controls and Cleanup in the Southeast
10/24/2007Tennessee business Recognized for Improving Fuel Economy, Reducing Greenhouse Gases
10/24/2007The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn. Agree to Extensive Sewer System Upgrades
10/19/2007President's Environmental Youth Award Deadline is Approaching
08/30/2007EPA Region 4 Announces Award Recipients of 2007 Environmental Education Grants
08/10/2007EPA Administrator Recognizes Local Environmental Leader with President's Highest Volunteer Service Award
08/10/2007EPA Awards Tennessee Nonprofit $186,000 to Advance Green Building and Protect Cumberland Basin
08/08/2007EPA Administrator Johnson to Present Tennessee Nonprofit with Green Building Grant and Honor President’s Volunteer Service Award Winner
07/19/2007EPA Awards the University of Tennessee $300K to Help Build Greener Pre-Fab Housing
06/25/2007Southeastern Colleges and Universities Commit To EPA’s Voluntary Self-Audit Program
06/14/2007EPA Offers a $7.9 Million Grant to Provide Environmental Assistance for Livestock Operators
06/13/2007EPA Gulf Program Seeks Entries for 2007 Gulf Guardian Awards