Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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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California has new environmental health screening tool

CalEnviroScreen 3.0, an improved version of California’s environmental health screening tool has been introduced by California environmental officials, the California Environmental Protection Agency said in a news release.
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Virginia bill to stymie clean power plan welcomed by states' rights advocates

States’ rights advocates have welcomed a bill that, if passed by the Virginia legislature, will subject the federal clean power plan to lawmaker oversight.
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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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Report outlines 2016 California Water Action Plan accomplishments

Progress made in 2016 on the California Water Action Plan is outlined in a new report prepared by several California agencies.
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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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Port of Oakland posts increase in use of local workers

The Port of Oakland, in Oakland, California, recently said that 60 percent of its workforce last year come from the local communities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties and earn a collective $6.5 million.
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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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Bechtel Waste Treatment Plant wins DOE worker safety award

Bechtel Corporation’s Waste Treatment Plant project recently earned the Department of Energy’s Voluntary Protection Program Star of Excellence, the department’s highest worker safety achievement.
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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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