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EPA Reaches Settlement with Magnolia Homes for Alleged Lead Paint Violations During Renovations Depicted...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Magnolia Waco Properties, LLC, which does business as Magnolia Homes, have reached a settlement to resolve alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), related to home renovations conducted without adequate lead paint protections as depicted on the television program Fixer Upper.
Water Infrastructure

EPA Scientist Jeff Szabo, Ph.D., Receives Prestigious Arthur S. Flemming Award for Exceptional Contributions...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that EPA researcher Dr. Jeffrey Szabo has won an Arthur S. Flemming Award in Applied Science and Engineering for his exceptional contributions to water infrastructure decontamination.
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EPA Awards $149,000 to Protect Air and Water Quality in Ohio

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $149,000 in three separate grants to protect air and water quality in Ohio. “EPA funding for Ohio programs to reduce air pollution and protect underground water sources demonstrates our commitment to cooperative federalism,” said EPA Region 5 Administrator Cathy Stepp. “By working together, we can provide better environmental results.”
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EPA announces University of California, Berkeley winner of 6th annual RainWorks Challenge for innovative...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of its sixth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national collegiate competition that engages the next generation of environmental professionals to design innovative solutions for stormwater pollution.
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Carbon County (Utah) communities receive $600K to advance property cleanup and redevelopment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing Carbon County, Utah with $600,000 in Brownfields grant funding to assess, clean up and revitalize properties in the communities of Price, Helper, Wellington and East Carbon.
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EPA Announces First Water Infrastructure Loan Under WIFIA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its first-ever loan from the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to King County, Washington, to help finance its Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station.
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EPA Administrator Pruitt Praises Permitting MOU to Accelerate Crucial Infrastructure Projects

12 federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), signed the One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU establishes a coordinated and timely process for environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects.
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EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest (LOI) by July 6, 2018.

EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Funding will leverage public and private investments to keep lead and other contaminants out of drinking water and upgrade aging water infrastructure. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program.
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U.S. EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest (LOI) by July 6, 2018
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EPA settlement with property owners removes barriers for redevelopment of Superfund site in Upper...

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement today that requires property owners of part of the Crater Resources Superfund Site in Upper Merion, Pennsylvania to complete a $1.8 million cleanup of two former quarries at the site.
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EPA awards Cottage Grove, Oregon, company $300K for innovative clean-burning cookstove

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $300,000 contract award to ASAT Inc., based in Cottage Grove, Oregon to complete development of an innovative clean-burning cooking stove. ASAT Inc. is among five other companies receiving a total of $1.8 million in EPA funding for small businesses to develop technologies that provide solutions for environmental issues.
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Federal Partnership Kicks Off Next Phase of Water Quality Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with four federal partners launched the next phase of a technology-accelerating water quality challenge calling for demonstrated use of nutrient pollution sensors. Nutrient pollution is a widespread water quality challenge in the United States and is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the water.
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EPA Proposes Plan to Expand Cleanup of Contaminated Groundwater at the Old Roosevelt Field...

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a plan to clean up contaminated groundwater in the eastern area of the Old Roosevelt Field Contaminated Groundwater Area Superfund site in Garden City, N.Y. “Old Roosevelt Field’s storied history includes supporting our nation during World Wars I and II and other aviation milestones.
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Administrator Pruitt Participates in White House Infrastructure Initiative Roundtable

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt participated in the White House Infrastructure Initiative Roundtable alongside President Donald Trump, other members of the Cabinet and state and local officials from around the country.
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Winter in New England is the time to test your home for Radon!

Every January, EPA promotes National Radon Action Month, but EPA's efforts to protect the public from radon don't begin or end with the month of January. People need to be aware of the risks from exposure to radon and take action to protect themselves and their families
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EPA Works with Partners to Bring New Drinking Water Source to North Texas

With engagement and partnership from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a project to provide a drinking water source for North Texas is closer to getting underway. The Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir project, as proposed by the North Texas Municipal Water District, will create water supply reservoir to provide drinking water to cities north and east of Dallas, Texas
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EPA awards $10.7 million to American Samoa for environmental protection

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $2.3 million to the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) to strengthen its capacity to protect human health and the environment, while the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) has been awarded $8.4 million for water infrastructure projects.
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EPA Hurricane Maria Update for January 18, 2018: Hazardous Household Materials Collection Program Underway...

Continuing its Hurricane Maria response efforts, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency is collecting hazardous household materials, orphan containers and e-waste items in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Vieques, an island seven miles off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, was one of the hardest hit areas and has presented exceptional challenges, from a logistics and communications standpoint, to response and recovery efforts on Vieques.
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EPA Urges Home Radon Tests this January for National Radon Action Month

Radon, a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that causes cancer, can build up to unsafe levels in any home at any time of year. With many Americans spending more time inside their homes during January, however, there is no better time to make sure our homes are radon-free. That is why EPA starts every new year encouraging Americans to get their homes tested for radon.

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HUD Disparate Impact Rule would have devastating impact, NHC says

NHC filed comments on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard. In the NHC letter, David M. Dworkin, NHC’s president and CEO