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Federal agencies criticized for oversight failure prior to Texas fertilizer plant explosion

The explosion at the Adair Grain Inc. fertilizer plant in Texas, which killed 14 and injured 200 people, has exposed serious lapses in federal agencies' oversight.
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California violated Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA says

The California Department of Public Health has violated the Safe Drinking Water Act by failing to spend a large portion of the federal money provided through the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, according to a noncompliance notice.
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EPA, Tyson Foods settle chemical leak cases

Tyson Foods Inc. has reached an agreement that requires the company to pay a $3.95 million fine for incidents in which anhydrous ammonia leaks caused one fatality, a number of injuries and property damage.
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EPA finalizes cleanup plan for Cayuga County Superfund site

The groundwater at the site is contaminated with volatile organic compounds from a semiconductor manufacturing site in the city of Auburn.
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EPA's risk assement to focus on widely used flame retardants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will begin assessments on 23 commonly used chemicals, with a specific focus on flame retardant chemicals, in order to more fully understand any potential risks to people’s health and the environment.
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Concrete manufacturer to pay $135,000 civil penalty for Clean Water Act violations

Torromeo Industries, Inc. will pay a $135,000 civil penalty and implement a compliance program to resolve numerous violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its Kingston, N.H., plant.
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University of South Florida researchers demonstrate innovative water treatment device

Scientists at the University of South Florida (USF) have developed a new device that can detect contamination and purify polluted water in just a few hours.
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EPA to fund water quality education for New York City high schoolers

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

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

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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