Friday, November 24, 2017
Chapel Hill, NC, student wins PEYA and EPA award for innovative pollution removal method

Joshua Zhou, an 11th grade student from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, recently won a 2015 President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award for his water quality improvement method.
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Orlando student wins President’s Environmental Youth Award for e-waste organization

The White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized he electronics recycling efforts of Kady M., from Orlando, Florida, with a President’s Environmental Youth Award.
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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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Jena Band of Choctaw Indians in Louisiana awarded grant for environmental programs

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, in Jena, Louisiana, recently received a General Assistance Program (GAP) grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of $95,000 to further their efforts to address environmental problems.
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EPA announces 10 new Appalachian Cool & Connected communities

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Appalachian Regional Commissions (ARC) recently selected 10 communities spread across six states that will receive planning assistance through the Cool & Connected program.
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EPA awards Navajo Nation Abandoned Mine Lands Program $329,000 to address uranium mines

The Navajo Nation Abandoned Mine Lands Program (NNAML) will continue its efforts to clean up abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation with a $329,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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EPA leads critical ammonia removal project in Vineland, NJ

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently worked with local and state officials in Vineland, New Jersey, to remove more than 9,700 pounds of anhydrous ammonia from the South Jersey Ice and Cold Storage and Vineland Ice and Storage LLC facility.
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EPA co-sponsors symposium on children’s health on U.S.-Mexico border

In cooperation with other public and private sector sponsors, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently hosted health care workers, environmental experts and community leaders for the Children’s Environmental Health Symposium, focused on children living along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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