Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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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Iowa State University wins EPA grant to study value of water quality investments

Iowa State University will use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant of $800,000 to study water quality improvements in its surrounding ecosystems and quantify their economic values, giving communities more information about the benefits of water quality investments.
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EPA launches fourth annual SepticSmart Week

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched its fourth annual SepticSmart Week, highlighting the importance of septic tank maintenance for American homeowners and communities, as well as tips to keep tanks operating properly.  
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Muscatine, Iowa, to receive EPA assistance through Greening America’s Communities program

Muscatine, Iowa, will receive assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesign a former highway into a bikable city street through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2016 Greening America’s Communities (GAC) program.
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MO’s Bridgeton Landfill installs two SO2 air monitors

Bridgeton Landfill, LLC, located in Bridgeton, Missouri, recently reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will see the company install and operate two sulfur dioxide (SO2) ambient air monitors.
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EPA proposes $167,000 settlement with Central Missouri AGRIService LLC

Central Missouri AGRIService LLC will pay a civil penalty of $167,000 for alleged Clean Water Act violations under a proposed settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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EPA settles with Columbia, MO, over Clean Water Act violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the City of Columbia, Missouri, recently reached a settlement agreement for Clean Water Act violations at the Columbia Landfill and Yard Waste Composting Facility.
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EPA announces new Deputy Regional Administrator for Region 7

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that Edward H. Chu, formerly the Assistant Regional Administrator for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska Region (Region 10), has been appointed the new Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 7.
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Kansas State wins $750,000 grant for air quality project in S. Chicago

Kansas State University (K-State), located in Manhattan, Kansas, recently won a $750,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant that it will put towards helping communities in South Chicago, Illinois understand their air quality with low-cost air pollution sensors.
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EPA issues partial decision for Missouri’s 2016 list of impaired waters

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced its partial decision of Missouri’s 2016 list of impaired waters, wherein it approves the 307 waters listed as impaired and the 16 water removed from the list.
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EPA settles with Iowa City over Clean Air Act Violations at landfill

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Iowa City, Iowa, recently agreed to an administrative civil settlement over Clean Air Act violations that will see Iowa City spend more than $2.1 million on compliance, an environmental project and a civil penalty.
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Missouri S&T student wins EPA Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded Missouri University of Science and Technology student Katherine Bartels a Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship, which will allow her to further her environmental engineering education.
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Midwest teens win President’s Environmental Youth Award for recycling programs

Teenagers Laurel Stelter, from Pella, Iowa, and Cameron Gehlert, from Linn, Missouri, recently won the 2015 President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA), which is an annual recognition of environmental efforts from students in K-12.
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EPA requires work on isolation barrier system at Missouri’s West Lake Landfill Site

Bridgeton Landfill, in Bridgeton, Missouri, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent that will see the company immediately begin work on components of the West Lake Landfill Site’s isolation barrier system.
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