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Articles Tagged with ''EPA''

EPA fines Mississippi city for sewage overflows

February 22, 2013
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

February 19, 2013
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

February 19, 2013
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
February 1, 2013
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
February 1, 2013
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

January 30, 2013
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

January 7, 2013
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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Safe water advocates applaud revised rule

January 4, 2013
A diverse group of drinking water providers and environmental and health organizations applauded the announcement of a revised rule to safeguard U.S. drinking water.
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Pennsylvania communities receive EPA award for protecting drinking water

December 20, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday honored two Lancaster County, Pa., communities for protecting sources of drinking water used by more than 20,000 people.
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Public or private, the question is: how to pay for it?

Infrastructure funding tools for the water/wastewater infrastructure project arena
December 1, 2012
According the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there is close to a $1.0 trillion infrastructure investment need in this country’s water and wastewater systems over the next 20 years. More importantly, it is anticipated that there will be a 20-year infrastructure capital-investment gap of $102 billion for drinking water systems and $122 billion for wastewater systems. The operations and maintenance gap is even larger — $161 billion for drinking water systems and $148 billion for wastewater systems.
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