Friday, October 20, 2017
Ohio EPA gives Akron low-interest loan for wastewater system improvements

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) announced on Aug. 7 that it has granted Akron a low-interest loan to upgrade the city’s wastewater management system by building a 6.5-million-gallon wet weather overflow basin.
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Proctor & Gamble applies for voluntary remediation program in West Virginia

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection announced on Aug. 4 that Proctor & Gamble Manufacturing Co. submitted a Voluntary Remediation Program application to the department’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER), relating to the company’s Tabler Station Business Park site, which is located in Berkeley County.
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Lawmaker requests more info on Gold King Mine discharge from EPA

Rep. Lamar Smith calls on EPA to act quickly to repair damage to Southern Colorado's Animas River
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EPA administrator talks about Clean Power Plan at D.C. forum

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy spoke about the Clean Power Plan on Tuesday at the Resources for the Future (RFF) Leadership Forum in Washington.
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EPA awards indoor air quality research grants to 9 universities

Schools will share $8 million to study effects of climate change on indoor air quality and public health.
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EPA updates Gold King Mine incident response

Agency taking full responsibility for releasing contaminated mine water into Animas River
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Utah Senator blasts EPA for Gold King Mine disaster

Orrin Hatch says he'll do everything in his power to make sure EPA mistake doesn't happen again.
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Texas Tech wins $374,510 STAR Grant from EPA

Money to be used to research effects of chemical contaminants on the environment.
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Utah agencies coordinate response to Gold King Mine discharge

State agencies working to mitigate health effects of contaminated wastewater spill.
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Boehner calls for 'full accountability' from EPA for contaminating river

U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), speaker of the House, issued a statement on Wednesday in response to the Gold King Mine discharge, calling for accountability from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which triggered the event during inspection activities.
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EPA chief orders field work at mines halted during river-discharge probe

In response to last week's Gold King Mine discharge, which was unintentionally triggered during an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inspection, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy issued a directive to the agency’s regional administrators on Wednesday, ceasing non-essential field work at mines.
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Washington State agency proposes changes to air-pollution regulation

The Washington Department of Ecology (WDE) said on Wednesday that it is proposing changes to its air operating permit, which regulates the state’s largest sources of air pollution, including a measure that would allow for new fees.
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Infocast announces second EPA Clean Power Plan Implementation Summit

Just over a week after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its finalized Clean Power Plan, Infocast announced Wednesday that it will be running the second EPA Clean Power Plan Implementation Summit in Washington, D.C., Oct. 19-21.
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EPA launches mobile app for school IAQ assessment

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday the launch of its School IAQ Assessment mobile app, which will help schools and school districts gauge the indoor air quality of their facilities based on the agency’s Indoor Air Quality for Schools Action Kit.
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University of North Carolina at Wilmington wins EPA grant

School will receive nearly $400,000 to study ecological impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals.
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EPA completes water line extension at N.J. Superfund site

$9 million project will provide safe drinking water to 73 homes near Combe Fill South Landfill
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