Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Ohio EPA loan to help upgrade Columbus treatment facility

Columbus, Ohio, will improve its wastewater treatment and extend the length of use for its Rickenbacker Area Sanitary Pump Station through electrical and mechanical upgrades via a $510,000 low-interest loan from the Ohio EPA.
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Duke Energy to fund installation of public electric vehicle charging stations in N.C.

Duke Energy recently announced that it will pay for the installation of a series of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout North Carolina.
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Duke Energy awards $778,000 in environmental, wildlife grants

A dozen nonprofit groups in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia recently learned they would share $778,000 in Duke Energy grants to support their environment and wildlife efforts.
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Duke Energy has concrete plans for North Carolina coal ash

The coal ash currently lying as waste in a dormant Goldsboro, North Carolina, power plant might soon serve a new purpose as an ingredient in concrete products.
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Ohio EPA accepting public comments on preliminary factors in plan to use VW settlement

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) is currently accepting public comments on its proposed plan for using the state’s share of the settlement funds derived from the cases against Volkswagen AG and its subsidiaries.
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$7.8 million low interest loan to fund Ohio treatment plant upgrades

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a $7.8 million low-interest loan for Hamilton County to improve the water quality in Muddy Creek via improvements at the Muddy Creek Treatment Plant.
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Ohio EPA announces $69.7 million low-interest loan for Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) is helping the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) attain compliance with stormwater regulations and improve water quality in Lake Erie with a $69.5 million low-interest loan.
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Akron church to use $5,000 grant to expand rainwater collection system

The First Congregational Church of Akron recently won a $5,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grant that will allow the church to expand its rainwater collection system and educate community members on the system’s integration with the church’s produce garden.  
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Ohio's Eastgate Regional Council of Governments to promote surface water protection at Yellow Creek watershed

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) is supporting protection efforts for the Yellow Creek watershed with a $5,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grant for the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments.
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Ohio EPA funding to support sampling in Blanchard River watershed

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently awarded Ohio Northern an $800 grant that will go toward conducting snapshot sampling of the Blanchard River Watershed in northwest Ohio  and informing local communities of the results.
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Cleveland nonprofit to use $5,000 grant for stormwater runoff mitigation education

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Kamm’s Corners Development Corp. in Cleveland, which the neighborhood nonprofit organization will use to educate the local community about stormwater runoff mitigation.
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Toledo Botanical Garden using grant for one-day session on water pollution, runoff for teachers

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently awarded $1,282 in funding to the Toledo Botanical Garden to host a training session for local elementary school teachers.
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Ohio EPA announces $24,000 low-interest loan for drinking water project in Adams County

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a $23,716 low-interest loan for Adams County, which, combined with two $250,000 grants, will allow the county to upgrade its drinking water delivery system.
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Ohio EPA praises Scotts Miracle-Gro for environmental stewardship

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recently recognized the environmental stewardship efforts of Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., a gold-level company in the agency’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program, at a flag-raising event at the company’s Marysville, Ohio, facility.
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CSX Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal wins Ohio EPA Environmental Excellence award

CSX’s Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal recently earned Gold Level recognition under the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (Ohio EPA) Ohio Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program due to the facility’s emissions reductions and resource conservation measures.
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Ohio EPA announces public hearing on water quality certification for proposed pipeline project

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) will hold a public hearing on a water quality certification application for a pipeline that would run through 14 Ohio counties on Sept. 28 in Fremont, Ohio.
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Ohio EPA schedules public meeting on pipeline application

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently announced a public meeting in Wooster, Ohio, on Sept. 22 to inform the community about a 401 water quality certification application for a proposed pipeline.
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Ohio EPA announces Encouraging Environmental Excellence Awards winners

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently recognized the environmental efforts of nine businesses, nonprofits and governmental agencies through the 2016 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Awards.
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Ohio EPA to host public meeting on Shadyside wastewater discharge permit applications

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has scheduled a public meeting in Shadyside, Ohio, on Sept. 15 related to a proposed petrochemical production plant that would, if approved, be located in the city.
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Ohio EPA announces $700,000 in funding to target mosquito borne illness

In an effort to prevent mosquito borne illnesses, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and the Ohio Department of Health recently announced the distribution of funding to public entities in the state totalling nearly $700,000.  
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