Friday, February 15, 2019
COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: Work-related deaths in Colorado down slightly; construction fatalities increase

Work-related deaths in Colorado decreased slightly between 2016 and 2017, according to data released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
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COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: New tools help Coloradans keep their New Year’s resolution to quit smoking

Free web-based support and medications are helping Coloradans keep their New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking for good.
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COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: Loan repayment program pays qualified loan debt for substance use disorder clinicians

The Colorado Health Service Corps has awarded $726,100 in student loan repayment funds to 17 substance use disorder health care professionals who will, in exchange, practice in some of Colorado’s most medically underserved communities for the next three years.
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COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: Colorado public health agencies work to increase hepatitis A vaccination among high-risk populations

State and local public health agencies along the Front Range are working to increase hepatitis A vaccination and education among high-risk populations, including people experiencing homelessness and people who use street drugs.
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COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: One month left for Colorado students to enter the 2019 National Radon Poster Contest

Colorado students interested in educating others about the dangers of radon, while also competing for a cash prize, have one month left to enter the 2019 National Radon Poster Contest.
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Agreement advances cleanup efforts at former VA site in Salt Lake City

The Environmental Protection Agency, Veterans Affairs (VA) and Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) recently signed a Federal Facility Agreement (FFA) on their roles and responsibilities for the rehabilitation of a superfund site in Salt Lake City.
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EPA announces $710,000 in reimbursements for Gold King Mine Release cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a further $710,000 in reimbursements to state, tribal and local governments for costs incurred in the Gold King Mine release response, bringing the regional total in reimbursements to $1.4 million.
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EPA requires emission control measures as part of Utah’s regional haze plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued partial approval and partial disapproval for a regional haze plan submitted by Utah that will reduce haze-forming emissions in the state’s National Parks and Wilderness Areas.
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Gardner joins latest effort for permanent Land, Water Conservation Fund renewal

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said late last week that he has added his signature to a bipartisan letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) urging a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
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Senators call for repeal of Waters of the U.S. proposal

Late last week, Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) announced their intent to introduce bipartisan legislation to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the United States proposal.
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Noble Energy Inc. reaches settlement over Colorado emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice (DOJ) and state of Colorado announced today they have reached a settlement with Noble Energy Inc. over volatile organic compounds emissions in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.
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