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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

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EPA Announces Innovative Mussel Research to Address Water Quality Issues

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new project today to develop innovative methods to improve our understanding of the distribution of freshwater mussels. EPA will partner with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in this effort
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Logan River watershed receives portion of $1m grant for water quality improvement projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,004,260 to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) to help protect human health and the environment through a Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act Section 319 cooperative agreement. This grant is given to states to implement environmental programs that address nonpoint source pollution in surface and groundwater in order to improve and protect water quality.
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EPA awards $1.1 million to Idaho to protect drinking water sources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it awarded a total of $1.1 million in two-year grant funding for 2016-2018 to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to protect underground sources of drinking water from leaking underground petroleum storage tanks.
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EPA Announces Funding of More Than $3.5 Million for DC Water Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is providing more than $3.5 million in funding to the District Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) for projects to control stormwater runoff and prevent pollution to District waterways.
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EPA awards Montana Department of Environmental Quality over $2M grant to protect water quality

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2,057,000 to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to help protect human health and the environment through two Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act Section 319 grants. These grants are given to states to implement environmental programs that address nonpoint source pollution in surface and groundwater in order to meet and maintain water quality standards.
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New EPA Tool Helps Communities Access More Than $10 Billion in Water Infrastructure Financing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching the Water Finance Clearinghouse, a web?based portal to help communities make informed financing decisions for their drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure needs. The Clearinghouse provides communities with a searchable database with more than $10 billion in water funding sources and over 550 resources to support local water infrastructure projects.
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EPA awards North Dakota Department of Health nearly $3.9M to protect water quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $3,884,000 to the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH) to help protect human health and the environment through a Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act Section 319 cooperative agreement. This grant is given to states to implement environmental programs that address nonpoint source pollution in surface and groundwater in order to meet and maintain water quality standards.
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EPA WATERS Award Lauds Innovative and Effective Regional Drinking Water Improvements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 recently honored four Pacific Northwest communities for excellence in providing safe drinking water to the public by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program. The communities of Stevens County (Mission Ridge), WA, and Ashland, Baker City and Garibaldi, OR received this recognition after being nominated by their respective states.
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EPA Selects Biddeford, Maine Project to Apply for Low-Cost Water Infrastructure Loan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting Maine Water Company in Biddeford, Maine to apply for a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan
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King County qualifies for $129 million from innovative EPA infrastructure loan for Georgetown wet...

Washington’s King County is one of only 12 communities nationwide selected for the first round of funding under a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency loan aimed at helping spark investment in critical infrastructure projects across the country.
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EPA Partners with North Carolina to Protect Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $3,042,000 to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) to implement and enforce the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The award was made under the Public Water System Supervision program and will go toward NCDEQ’s oversight of the 5,677 public water systems serving approximately nine million people.
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Charles River Water Quality Earns a “B” Grade in 2016

EPA has given a grade of "B" for water quality in the Charles River during 2016. This is a slight reduction from the "B+" grade awarded for water quality in the Charles during 2015.
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Annual Report Card Shows Water Quality Improvements in Parts of the Mystic River Watershed

Each year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA), issues a Water Quality Report Card on water quality in the Mystic River watershed. Since 2015, EPA has utilized an enhanced, locally-specific analysis of water quality in the watershed that gives grades for 14 river segments or tributaries.
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U.S. EPA Awards $91,000 to Groundwork San Diego to Educate Students and Community on...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $91,000 environmental education grant to Groundwork San Diego - Chollas Creek to develop and implement a water use and conservation curriculum. The project will improve environmental literacy and stewardship in the Encanto community in southeastern San Diego, and is expected to reach at least 560 students, 24 educators and 50 community members.
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EPA awards Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality $850k grant to protect water quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $849,601 to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) to help protect human health and the environment through a Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act Section 319 grant. This grant is given to states to implement environmental programs that address nonpoint source pollution in surface and ground water in order to meet and maintain water quality standards.
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EPA Proposes Further Cleanup of Lead-Contaminated Residential Properties in West Deptford, N.J.

he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed an expansion in a cleanup plan to continue removing lead-contaminated soil from a residential development previously owned and built by the Tempo Development Group in West Deptford, (Thorofare), N.J. EPA added the Tempo development to the Matteo & Sons, Inc. Superfund site in October of 2016 after finding that residential properties on nearby Birchly Court, Woodlane Drive, Oakmont Court and Crown Point Road were impacted by lead contamination from the disposal of crushed battery casings.
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EPA Provides Environmental Programs in N.Y. with $5.7 Million to Improve Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation a Performance Partnership grant of $5.7 million to administer water quality programs.
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U.S. EPA, City of Houston to announce new solar-powered air monitoring station

On Thursday, June 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) will unveil the nation’s eighth Village Green Station at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004
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EPA Proposal Ensures Clean Drinking Water for Residents Impacted by Mansfield Dump Superfund Site...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed constructing a water line to connect certain residents to a drinking water supply as part of the cleanup of the Mansfield Trail Dump Superfund site in Byram Township, N.J. Under the proposal, EPA will connect about 18 impacted properties to the water system.
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EPA to Conduct Soil, Water Sampling in Minden, W. Va.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will begin soil and water sampling June 12 around the six-acre Shaffer Equipment Company site in Minden, W.Va. where EPA previously conducted cleanup work to address soil contaminated with Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure.  EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective borrowers in communities across 19 states, an example of EPA’s programs supporting President Trump’s vision of investing in our nation’s infrastructure
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U.S. EPA Announces $7.2 Million in Brownfields Grants to Promote Economic Redevelopment Across the...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the Pacific Southwest Region will receive $7,246,516 in federal grant funds distributed across 19 entities for brownfield site revitalization efforts.
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EPA Awards $1.15 Million to South Carolina to Protect Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $1,156,250 grant to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) to help protect human health and the environment. The amount is part of a performance partnership grant, which is given to states and other local governments that have authority to implement environmental programs
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EPA Awards Multi-Million Dollar Grant to North Carolina to Protect Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $2,652,592 to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) to help protect human health and the environment. The amount is part of a Clean Water Act Section 106 grant, which is given to states to implement environmental programs. The grant will go toward NCDEQ’s administration of environmental management programs that monitor and control water pollution

EPA, DEQ and City of Flint Recommend Flushing Water to Speed Recovery of System

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in coordination with the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the City of Flint, is recommending Flint residents run the water in their homes and businesses to aid in the recovery of the Flint drinking water system. There will be no associated cost to residents related to this flushing program. Residents will be compensated for the cost associated with flushing in addition to receiving water credits already awarded by the state.

Compliance with Environmental Laws Helps Protect Air, Water and Lands in Oregon, Washington, Idaho...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Northwest Region completed 22 environmental compliance and enforcement actions in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington from October 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015

EPA Proposes to Add Dorado, Puerto Rico Site to the Federal Superfund List; Drinking...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed adding the Dorado Groundwater Contamination Site in the municipality of Dorado, Puerto Rico to its Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. Sampling at the site has found chemical contamination that is impacting wells used to supply drinking water to the local communities. Exposure to the solvents, which include tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene, can have serious health impacts including, damage to the liver and increase the risk of cancer

EPA Proposes Use of Climate-Friendly Alternatives to HFCs Action supports Climate Action Plan by...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to expand the list of acceptable substitutes and prohibit the use of certain chemicals in the U.S. that significantly contribute to climate change where safer, more climate-friendly alternatives exist. This is another step forward in a series under President Obama's Climate Action Plan, which aims to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a class of potent greenhouse gases that can be up to 10,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide and are used in air-conditioning, refrigeration, and other equipment.

EPA Honors 2016 Energy Star Partners of the Year for Outstanding Achievements in Energy...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is honoring Kenton County School District in Ft. Wright, Kentucky for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. The school system is one of 149 businesses and organizations in 35 states to receive the honor. Recipients of the 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award include Beazer Homes, The Home Depot and Verizon

EPA Announces $330,000 for UNLV to Research Microbes in Water Reuse Systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $329,650 to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to research human and ecological health impacts associated with water reuse and conservation practices. Nationally, $3.3 million was awarded to five institutions nationwide for water reuse and conservation research.

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HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN JULY 2017

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for July 2017.

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Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of Shadow-Anchored Target Shopping Center in...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm represented the buyer and seller in the sale of Oak Grove Crossing, a 22,577-square-foot shopping center shadow-anchored by Target in Riverside County, Calif. Oak Grove Crossing is located at 18283 &18285 Collier Avenue in the city of Lake Elsinore, Calif. The purchase price was $11,565,200.