Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 News

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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Matson Terminals to pay $725,000 to settle Hawaii molasses spill case

Matson Terminals Inc. will pay a civil penalty of $725,000 as part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over violations of the federal Clean Water Act stemming from a September 2013 molasses spill into Honolulu Harbor.
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Bay Area companies fined over lead paint noncompliance

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a dozen enforcement actions it has taken in the last year that stemmed from companies in the San Francisco area not following safety rules regarding lead paint. The EPA said the moves against the construction firms will serve to protect Bay Area residents.
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$600 million settlement reached in uranium mine cleanup on Navajo Nation lands

A $600 million settlement has been reached between the United States and the Navajo Nation with two affiliated subsidiaries of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. to clean up 94 abandoned uranium mines on Navajo Nation land.
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Agreement leads to interim cleanup plan for North Carolina superfund site

Through a newly announced settlement agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice, CTS Corp., Mills Gap Road Associates and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. will fund an interim cleanup plan for an Asheville, North Carolina, superfund site.
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EPA awards $90,000 Environmental Education grant to promote stewardship in California elementary students

Students in the Escondido, California, area will benefit from a $90,000 Environmental Education grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, which will allow the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy to teach them about nature and conservation with the Our Living Watershed project.
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$244,000 in grants to fund environmental education efforts in California

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced environmental education grants totaling more than $244,000 for three California organizations that will teach students from the elementary to high school level.
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EPA orders San Carlos Apache Tribe to comply with drinking water rules

The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued an administrative order to the San Carlos Apache Tribe and the San Carlos Apache Tribal Utility Authority to bring nine drinking water systems into compliance with federal regulations.
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Golden Gate National Recreation Area celebrates acceptance of EPA Federal Green Challenge Award

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in San Francisco, California, recently won a Federal Green Challenge award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its significant carbon footprint reduction in 2015.
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EPA holds free lead-safe certification training in Oakland

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently held free lead-safe certification trainings in Oakland, California, enabling low-income contractors and laborers to safely work on homes with lead paint.
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EPA awards $16 million for Navajo Nation environmental programs

The Navajo Nation will benefit from $16 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency, set aside for the tribe’s environmental and drinking water and wastewater infrastructure efforts.
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EPA announces $13 million in funding for Arizona tribes' environmental initiatives

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently pledged $13 million for a range of environmental initiatives conducted by and for tribes in Arizona, more than half of which is dedicated to improving water quality.
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EPA awards $5.6 million to tribes in Nevada for environmental programs

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $5.6 million of funding to support tribes in Nevada in implementing environmental programs, maintaining and improving drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and conducting community education activities.
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$28 million earmarked for California tribal environmental projects

The Environmental Protection Agency announced funding for tribal environmental efforts throughout the country, including $28 million for tribes in California that will go toward environmental programs, water infrastructure improvements and community education initiatives.
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$4.2 million to help protect and restore San Francisco Bay area

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded three grants totaling $4.2 million through the San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund, which will go toward protecting and restoring the water quality, wetlands and urban landscape surrounding San Francisco Bay.
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Arizona State University using $60,000 grant to work with students, Girl Scouts to monitor Phoenix-area water quality

Arizona State University (ASU) recently won a $58,227 Environmental Protection Agency Urban Waters grant to work with K-12 students and two Girl Scouts troops to monitor water quality in the Phoenix-metro area.
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EPA funds urban water quality education in Los Angeles with two $60,000 grants

Two Los Angles-based organizations recently won funding of nearly $60,000 each from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Urban Waters Small Grants program, allowing them to educate students in their communities on water quality.
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Guam Waterworks Authority gains $7.8 million for infrastructure improvements

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced nearly $8 million in funding for the Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA) to provide loans to local communities for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure improvements.
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Orange County Water District, EPA to launch contaminated groundwater study

The Orange County Water District in California and the Environmental Protection Agency recently reached an agreement to conduct a remedial investigation and feasibility study on the North Basin, an area of contaminated groundwater.
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SC Fuels pays $75,000 penalty for EPA violations at oil facility in San Jose, California

The Environmental Protection Agency said recently that Southern Counties Oil Co. (SC Fuels) has agreed pay a civil penalty of $75,000 following a settlement related to alleged violations of federal oil pollution prevention regulations in San Jose, California.
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