Friday, July 21, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency Region 7

11201 Renner Blvd.
Lenexa, KS 66219

Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 News

EPA proposes three-prong approach to chemicals

The Environmental Protection Agency recently outlined its proposal for evaluating and prioritizing chemicals, approximately five months ahead of the deadline to do so.
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Kansas State gets $2 million to help tribes with cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded Kansas State University (KSU) $2 million to give technical assistance to tribes cleaning up contaminated lands known as brownfields.
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EPA targets chemical plant accidents

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently took steps to help prevent accidental releases at chemical facilities and improve emergency response to those chemical releases that do occur.
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National Lakes Assessment finds widespread nutrient pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a new National Lakes Assessment – the first since 2007 – which shows that 40 percent of the country's lakes are experiencing nutrient pollution.
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EPA awards $370,000 in grants to boost environmental education programs in Iowa, Nebraska

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 7 office and the EPA Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education recently awarded environmental education grants totaling more than $370,000 to three organizations in Iowa and Nebraska.
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Missouri city named Green Power Community of the Year

Maplewood, Missouri, recently won the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Community of the Year Award for 2016 based on the community's continued excellence in demonstrating the benefits of expanded green power support.
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln, St. Louis University receive Urban Waters grants

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and St. Louis University were recently awarded Urban Waters grants from the Environmental Protection Agency worth nearly $60,000 each for programs to protect and improve waterways in their local communities.
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