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Idaho readies auto salvage cleanup

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is asking for public input on a draft plan for cleaning up the former Kelley’s Auto Salvage property in Heyburn, which remains contaminated with lead and petroleum chemicals, the department said recently.
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Chevron, Western Nuclear agree to continue uranium mine cleanup efforts in New Mexico

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Western Nuclear Inc., recently agreed to develop options for cleaning up uranium mine waste at two Navajo Nation sites near Gallup, New Mexico, an effort expected to cost the companies $300,000 each, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a release.
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Maryland reopens Kent Narrows for shellfish harvesting

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) recently reopened clam and oyster harvesting from Kent Narrows in Queen Anne’s County after water quality tests found the area now meets the requirements for shellfish harvesting.
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Massachusetts firm agrees to $5,000 penalty for failing to report chemical spill

Astro Chemicals Inc., a chemical supply company based in Springfield, Massachusetts, has agreed to pay a $5,000 penalty for failing to report a hazardous chemical spill, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) said in a news release.
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Wastewater spill brings Delaware Bay, St. James River warnings

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has issued an emergency order suspending shellfish harvesting from the Delaware Bay.
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EPA honors retired Massachusetts Water Resource Authority engineer

A retired engineer with the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) has been awarded the 2016 Regional Lifetime Achievement Award by Environmental Protection Agency.
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Tennessee awards $2.2 million in loans for drinking water infrastructure projects

The state of Tennessee recently awarded $2.2 million in low-interest loans from the State Revolving Fund Loan Program to help finance drinking water infrastructure improvement projects.
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Illinois trucking company fined $32,000 for fuel spill in Massachusetts

An Illinois trucking company has been fined $32,000 for violations related to a 2014 diesel fuel spill in Douglas, Massachusetts, the state's Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) said in a recent release. 
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Anglers can pick up 2017 Delaware Fishing Guide

The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 2017 fishing guide and fishing rulers are now available at state fishing license locations such as sporting goods stores, bait and tackle shops, hardware stores and at the division's main office in Dover, the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said in a press release.
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New Jersey prescribed burns aim to reduce risk of wildfires

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service said it is conducting seasonal prescribed burns through the end of March, burning away undergrowth and diminishing hazardous buildup of forest fuels in an effort to cut down on wildfire risks.
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Alaskan city settles EPA lawsuit for $192,000
Friday, Feb 17, 2017 @ 1:14pm By EP News Wire Reports
Delaware offers grants to help communities go green
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 @ 10:12am By EP News Wire Reports
Pitman Farms settles EPA lawsuit for $243,000
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 @ 9:48am By EP News Wire Reports
Michigan wildlife pathologist honored for wild turkey restoration efforts
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 @ 12:49pm By EP News Wire Reports
Wilcox & Flegel Oil to pay $44,000 fine for Clean Water Act violations
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 @ 12:33pm By EP News Wire Reports
New Jersey mobile app to report environmental issues earns AVA Digital Gold Award
Monday, Feb 13, 2017 @ 3:29pm By EP News Wire Reports
International Petroleum Corp. fined $1.3 million for Clean Water Act violations in Delaware
Monday, Feb 13, 2017 @ 3:10pm By EP News Wire Reports
Indiana sanitary district to pay $561,000 fine involving sewage discharges
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 @ 8:03pm By EP News Wire Reports
Burn ban lifted at Yakama Reservation in Washington
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 @ 7:44pm By EP News Wire Reports
Plan to reduce summer flounder harvest triggers rally in New Jersey
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 @ 7:33pm By EP News Wire Reports

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