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EPA to fund water quality education for New York City high schoolers

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The funding will be used to educate New York City high school students about water quality and wastewater treatment and prepare them for environmental careers.
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Connecticut chemical company fined for violating environmental right-to-know requirements

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5N Plus Inc. allegedly violated the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) by failing to report hazardous chemical inventories to emergency responders.
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EPA recognizes Eastman Chemical for energy efficiency improvements

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Eastman Chemical Company as a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for strategically managing and improving energy efficiency during 2012.
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EPA fines Mississippi city for sewage overflows

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is fining the city of Starkville, Miss., over sanitary sewer overflows in the public collection system that occurred over a five-year period.
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Kansas refinery fined more than $2 million for oil spill

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Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing has agreed to pay a $556,244 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its facility in Coffeyville, Kan., and $1.7 million for reimbursement of federal response costs.
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EPA ruling on Arizona coal power plants sparks criticism

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has plans to introduce rigorous pollution control on coal-fired power plants, causing a wave of criticism from Arizona Republicans who have compared the move to the "tyrannical micromanaging that caused the Founding Fathers to revolt against England."
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Latest rules for monitoring unregulated contaminants now in force

UCMR 3 samples must be analyzed by a registered laboratory, with each test method approved
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently implemented its third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3), requiring public water systems (PWS) to conduct assessment monitoring for the presence of 28 additional chemicals and two viruses during a 12-month period beginning as early as January 2013.
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Tempest in a chromium teapot

Weight of evidence has always been counter to carcinogenicity by ingestion at environmentally relevant levels, author says
Joseph Cotruvo
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Hexavalent chromium, also written as Cr VI, is one of the chemicals, or ions, of interest to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the State of California as possible drinking water contaminants to be reregulated.
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Phillips 66 settles hazardous waste violations at former refinery

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EPA cited Phillips 66 for RCRA violations involving hazardous waste stored at the facility, including oil refinery hydrocarbon waste, chromium waste and heavy metal waste from batteries.
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EPA issues progress report on fracking

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U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has provided an update to its long-term research on the potentially harmful effect that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has on drinking water.
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