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11/28/2012EPA Recognizes Seven Communities for Smart Growth Achievement
11/26/2012EPA Recommends New Recreational Water Quality Criteria to Better Protect Public Health
11/23/2012EPA, State and City Launch Household Hazardous Waste Pickup in New York City
11/19/2012EPA, State and County Promote Household Hazardous Waste Pickup in Nassau County
11/14/2012EPA Fines 16 Firms for Violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
11/13/2012Third and Most Successful Season of Hudson River Dredging Ends Today; More Than 1.3 Million Cubic Yards of PCB-Contaminated Sediment Removed Since 2009 Dredging Start
11/11/2012EPA, State and County to Launch Household Hazardous Waste Pickup and Drop-Off in Suffolk County
11/03/2012EPA Approves Additional Fuel Waivers for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York
10/24/2012EPA Takes Legal Action Against Western New York Gas Stations to Protect Ground Water from Petroleum Contamination
10/17/2012EPA Provides New York State $218 Million for Clean Water Projects
10/16/2012EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Shenandoah Road Superfund Site in East Fishkill, New York
10/15/2012Fire Extinguished at Hillcrest Industries Work Will Continue to Ensure Piles Do Not Reignite
10/11/2012EPA Finalizes Change to Cleanup Plan for
Liberty Industrial Finishing Superfund Site in Farmingdale, New York
10/11/2012EPA Changes Cleanup Plan for Polluted Ground Water at Superfund Site in South Plainfield, New Jersey Responds to Input from Public
10/11/2012EPA Awards $30 Million for Clean Diesel Projects
10/10/2012EPA Awards $1.2 Million to Improve Indoor Air Quality
10/03/2012EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Diaz Chemical Superfund Site; $12 Million Spent to Date
10/02/2012EPA Announces $1.4 Million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Help Tackle Invasive Species in New York
10/01/2012EPA Releases Plan to Address PCB Contamination in the Grasse River in Massena, New York; Public Urged to Submit Comments No Later Than November 15
09/28/2012EPA Releases Air Data from Hillcrest Industries Fire; Agency Creates New Web Page to Post Information
09/27/2012EPA Provides Grants to Help New York City Residents Monitor Air and Water Pollution in their Communities; Smart Phones will Track Air Pollution in The Bronx, Students Surveying Water Pollution in New York Harbor are Some of the Projects
09/26/2012EPA's Response to Hillcrest Industries Fire
09/24/2012More Than $1.6 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound; More than $900,000 granted to Support Projects in New York
09/19/2012EPA and General Electric Company Sign Agreement to Protect Drinking Water at Cayuga County, New York Superfund Site; Drinking Water Impacted by Volatile Organic Compounds
09/19/2012Soil Cleanup to Start at Solvent Savers Superfund Site in Lincklaen, NY
09/18/2012New Jersey and New York Supermarkets Recognized for Environmental Achievement by EPA GreenChill Program; Weis Markets, ACM, and Whole Foods Take Action to Reduce Harmful Emissions from Chemicals Used for Refrigeration
09/18/2012EPA Awards Columbia University and Cornell University Climate Change Grants; Columbia and Cornell Universities to Receive a Combined $1.5 Million
09/13/2012EPA Provides Syracuse University Funding to Support Environmental Education; $131,050 Environmental Education Grant To Support At Least 30 Projects
09/13/2012EPA Takes Action to Stop Spread of Asbestos at Liberty Plant Maintenance Site in Lockport, N.Y.
09/12/2012Superfund Job Training Program Provides Opportunities for Syracuse Residents at Hazardous Waste Cleanups; Many Graduates to Work on Cleanup of Onondaga Lake
09/12/2012EPA Proposes to Delete Hooker-Hyde Park Landfill in Niagara Falls, N.Y. from Superfund List After Cleanup
09/10/2012Follow EPA on Facebook and Twitter during Great Lakes Week in Cleveland, Sept. 10-13
09/07/2012United States and Canada Sign Amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement / Agreement will protect the health of the largest freshwater system in the world
09/07/2012TODAY: United States and Canada to Announce Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
09/06/2012EPA Awards $1.5 Million to Universities for Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Methods
09/05/2012FRIDAY: United States and Canada to Announce Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
08/30/2012EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Plan for Cleanup at Shenandoah Road Superfund Site in East Fishkill, New York
08/14/2012EPA Takes Action against Buffalo Area Gas Stations to Protect Ground Water from Petroleum Contamination
08/13/2012EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Plan for Final Phase of Cleanup At Diaz Chemical Superfund Site
08/07/2012EPA Finalizes Settlement with Companies for Cleanup at Mercury Refining Superfund Site in Albany County; Value of Cleanup Work Estimated at $9 million
08/06/2012EPA Announces Funding for Research to Improve Air Quality, Protect Health
07/18/2012EPA to Hold Public Meeting on the Cayuga County Ground Water Contamination Superfund site in Cayuga County, New York; Protecting Drinking Water EPA Priority
07/17/2012Environmental Education Gets Support from EPA
Three grants to launch programs across New York State
07/12/2012EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Liberty Industrial Finishing Superfund Site in the Village of Farmingdale, New York
07/05/2012EPA Seeks Candidates for Advisory Board On Great Lakes Issues
06/29/2012EPA Provides Grants to New York State Groups To Educate People about Efforts to Restore Urban Rivers; Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Groundwork Hudson Valley and Rocking the Boat to Receive Total of $171,256
06/21/2012EPA Announces $3 Million In Environmental Job Training Grants / Grants provide job trainees opportunities to protect public health in their communities
06/20/2012Homebuilder Toll Brothers Inc. to Pay $741,000 Clean Water Act Penalty and Implement Company-Wide Stormwater Controls / Settlement to prevent millions of pounds of sediment and polluted stormwater runoff from entering U.S. waterways each year
06/12/2012EPA to Hold Citizen Science Workshops in New York and New Jersey; June 19 in New York City and June 20 in Edison, New Jersey
06/11/2012EPA and Representatives of Local Governments from Puerto Rico Meet in New York City to Discuss Environmental Challenges in Puerto Rico High Asthma Rates, Recycling and Pollution Prevention Among Issues Discussed
05/31/2012EPA Forms First Advisory Board on Great Lakes Issue
05/31/2012EPA Provides $970,000 to Clean Up and Revitalize Contaminated Properties in New York State; New York City and Ogdensburg Receive Funding
05/30/201218 U.S. Teachers Receive Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators
05/24/2012EPA Guides Marinas on Best Ways to Prevent Water Pollution
05/22/2012EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and Congressional Representative Paul Tonko Announce Progress on Cleaning Up the Hudson River and Shoreline; 500 Jobs Created By Hudson River Cleanup Project; Also Tour Superfund Site in Colonie and Guilderland
05/03/2012Cleveland to Host Great Lakes Week in 2012
04/27/2012EPA Honors New York State Environmental Leaders
04/24/2012EPA Takes Action to Stop Sales of Illegal Pesticides
04/23/2012New York City Real Estate Firm Signs Agreement with EPA to Enhance Sustainable Practices
04/20/2012EPA Finalizes Plan for Next Phase of Cleanup at
Jefferson County, New York Toxic Site, Which has Contaminated Public Water Supply
04/19/2012Up To $20 Million Available From EPA for 2012 Great Lakes Restoration Projects
04/19/2012Top EPA Regional Official Tours Environmentally Innovative Company in Green Island, NY / Ecovative Design Wins EPA 2012 Environmental Quality Award
04/12/2012EPA Releases Ground Water Samples from the Lehigh Valley Site; Agency Plans Further Testing to Pinpoint Eastern Edge of Contamination
04/12/2012Northeast Diesel Collaborative Honors Groups for Reducing Air Pollution
04/11/2012EPA Reaches Agreement with General Electric Company and SI Group, Inc. to Protect Drinking Water at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund Site in Nassau, New York
04/11/2012EPA Releases List of Cities with the Most Energy Star Buildings in the United States / Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco rank in top five, cutting energy costs while increasing efficiency, protecting health, reducing pollution
04/02/2012EPA to Fund Projects to “Green” Restaurants, Supermarkets and Hotels in New Jersey and New York
04/02/2012Congresswoman McCarthy and EPA Regional Administrator Tour Superfund Sites on Long Island; Federal Officials Joined by Garden City and Hempstead Mayors
03/30/2012EPA to Conduct First Five-Year Review of Hudson River PCB Cleanup
03/16/2012Rome, New York Rental Company Faces Fine for Failing to Inform Residents about the Presence of Lead-based Paint and its Dangers
03/15/2012EPA Orders Buffalo Sewer Authority to Reduce Water Pollution in Niagara River; Four Billion Gallons of Sewage and Wastewater Pollutes Niagara River and Tributaries Every Year
03/13/2012EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List, Proposing an Additional 10 Sites
03/13/2012EPA Adds Eighteen Mile Creek in Niagara County, N.Y. to the Superfund List
03/09/2012EPA Provides Technical Assistance to Upstate New York County to Promote Smart Growth Strategies
03/09/2012EPA to Provide Three New York Communities with Smart Growth Assistance
03/05/2012EPA Provides Major Grant to CACWNY
03/02/2012EPA to Help Citizen Scientists Learn More about Air and Water Pollution in New York City Communities
02/22/2012Drums from the Lehigh Valley Railroad Derailment Superfund Site in Le Roy, New York To Be Removed by Friday
02/17/2012EPA Deputy Administrator Visits Recycling Technology Training Center in the Bronx; Per Scholas Provides Computers to Underserved Communities, Strengthens Green Economy
02/13/2012Cleanup Complete at Hiteman Leather Superfund Site In West Winfield, New York; Site Ready for Redevelopment
01/25/2012New York City Student Helps EPA Educate the Public on Dangers of Radon; Wins National Radon Poster Contest
01/23/2012Syracuse High School Students to Learn about Water Pollution through EPA Environmental Justice Grant
01/23/2012EPA Environmental Justice Grants to Help New York City Communities Prevent Lead Poisoning and Restore Wetlands; Organizations in Northern Manhattan, the South Bronx and Jamaica to Receive Funds
01/05/2012EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in New York
01/03/2012EPA Releases Options for Gowanus Canal Superfund Cleanup; Agency Encouraging Public Comment
01/03/2012EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Quality Awards
12/12/2011EPA Proposes Plan for Next Phase of Cleanup at Crown Cleaners Superfund Site in Herrings, New York; Agency Encouraging Public Comment
12/08/2011EPA and New York State Announce Ban on Dumping Sewage from Boats into Lake Ontario
12/02/2011EPA Funding to Reduce Air Pollution from Locomotives and Buses Operating in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Nassau and Rockland Counties
11/29/2011Lafarge North America Inc. Agrees to Pay $740,000 Penalty to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations in Five States / Ready-mix concrete producer agrees to invest an estimated $8 million to improve environmental compliance at 189 facilities in the U.S.
11/18/2011EPA and U.S. Department of Energy to Develop Renewable Energy on Previously Contaminated Sites; Two Sites in Buffalo Area Among Those to be Assessed for Renewable Energy Projects
11/16/2011EPA Honors 19 Organizations for Leadership in Clean Energy
11/10/2011The Federal Government Highlights Economic Benefits of Electronics Recycling; Top Officials Tour Electronic Waste Recycler
10/21/2011EPA Encourages the Public to Attend Information Sessions on Newtown Creek Superfund Site Cleanup
10/20/2011EPA Finalizes Plan to Clean Up Contaminated Ground Water at Tri-Cities Barrel Superfund Site in Broome County, N.Y.
10/12/2011America’s Great Outdoors Progress Report Shows Conservation, Recreation Gains and Economic Benefits
10/06/2011EPA Announces Public Comment Period on Proposal to Ban Dumping Sewage from Boats Into Lake Ontario
10/06/2011EPA Launches New Website to Protect Wetlands; Urges Public to Report Any Violations of the Law
10/03/2011Great Lakes Week events scheduled for Detroit, Oct. 11-14
10/03/2011EPA Finalizes Plan to Clean Up Old Dry Cleaner Site in Hempstead, New York; Chemicals Used in Dry Cleaning Found in Water Next to Woodmere Middle School