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New England sees drop in unhealthy air quality summer days

New England communities experienced fewer days with unhealthy air quality in the summer of 2016 than they did the previous summer, according to preliminary data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for period April to September 2016.
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UNH doctoral student among seven recently announced New England STAR Fellows

University of New Hampshire doctoral student Christopher Whitney recently won an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship that will see him receive $132,000 in funding to support his research.
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EPA funds Massachusetts youth environmental job skills initiative

Using a $5,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) hosted four youths in a summertime job skills program at the Lowell, Massachusetts Regional Wastewater Utility.
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EPA announces B+ water quality grade for Charles River

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a water quality grade of B+ for Boston’s Charles River for 2015, marking a slight improvement from 2014, as the river nearly made an A-.
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EPA and NIH award $28 million to fund research in children’s environmental health

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recently awarded nearly $28 million in funding to five Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers.
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EPA settles with Rhode Island company for Clean Air Act Violations

Cherenzia Excavation Inc., which operates a stone-crushing and gravel processioning facilities in Westerly, Rhode Island, recently agreed to a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.
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EPA proposes revisions to Long Island Dredged Material Disposal rule to discourage open water disposal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed revisions to its 2005 rule on the Central and Western Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Sites, which would encourage the reduction of dredged material disposal in the Sound’s open waters.
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EPA implements innovative nutrient pollution prevention methods in five Cape Cod communities

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Southeast New England Program for coastal watershed restoration (SNEP) recently began fieldwork in five Cape Cod communities to try to reduce harmful nutrient levels through innovative measures like a permeable reactive barrier (PRB).
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EPA seeking nominations for 2016 Environmental Merit Awards in New England

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be accepting nominations for the 2016 Environmental Merit Awards for New England until Feb. 12, allowing interested parties to highlight organizations that have made significant environmental achievements in the past year.
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Connecticut wins $26 million in funding for water quality and drinking water projects

Connecticut recently won $26 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency for its Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), which will promote improved water infrastructure throughout the state.
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EPA awards $15.6 million to Vermont for community water infrastructure projects

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded the State of Vermont $15.6 million to finance its Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) programs.
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New Hampshire communities to benefit from $22.7 million from EPA for water projects

New Hampshire will receive $22.7 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support community projects to improve water infrastructure and drinking water.
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Rhode Island water quality supported by $18.2 million in EPA funding

The Environmental Protection Agency is promoting public health and the environment in Rhode Island with $18.2 million in funding that will be used to provide local communities with low-interest loans for water infrastructure projects.
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Massachusetts receives $63.7 million in federal funding for water quality projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Massachusetts $63.7 million in funding through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) programs, allowing the state to upgrade sewage plants, drinking water systems and aging infrastructure.
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New England organizations win National Food Recovery Challenge honors

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently celebrated the achievements of four New England area organizations in preventing food waste, as well as 24 organizations that earned Food Recovery Challenge Regional Achievement Certificates.
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EPA awards four Environmental Education grants for Massachusetts

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded Environmental Education grants worth a total of more than $275,000 to four Massachusetts organizations.
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State Street named Top 100 green power purchasers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored Boston’s State Street Corp. under its Green Power Partnership.
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EPA funds alternative water supply for area surrounding Connecticut's Durham Meadows Superfund Site

Many homes and businesses in the area are using treatment systems or bottled water due to groundwater contamination.
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New England unhealthy air-quality days in past six months up over last year

Deviating from a long-term reduction trend, New England experienced a slight uptick in the number of unhealthy air-quality days between April and September of this year, compared with the same period in the previous two years, with 24 days of ozone concentrations above healthy levels, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently said in a release.
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Solar-powered groundwater-cleanup system launched at Massachusetts Superfund site

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and local officials attended a ceremony earlier this week at the North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, ReSolve Superfund site to mark  the implementation of a groundwater cleanup system powered entirely by solar panels.
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