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Shell to Pay $1 Million for Water Pollution in Puerto Rico

Shell to Pay $1 Million for Water Pollution in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, January 15, 2009 (ENS) – For discharging pollutants into a creek that flows to the Caribbean Sea, a Shell petrochemical company in Puerto Rico has agreed to pay a $1,025,000 penalty and spend at least $273,800 enhancing its pollution controls and monitoring to remedy the Clean Water Act violations. The agreement…

Rum Maker Bacardi Settles Polluted Water Case

Rum Maker Bacardi Settles Polluted Water Case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, November 6, 2008 (ENS) – The Bacardi corporation and the U.S. EPA have reached an agreement that spells out the resolution of Clean Water Act violations at Bacardi’s rum manufacturing facility in Cataño, Puerto Rico. Under the agreement, a consent decree approved by the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico, Bacardi…

Puerto Rico Will Create Task Force to Improve Wetlands

Puerto Rico Will Create Task Force to Improve Wetlands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, August 11, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Puerto Rico Land Authority have reached a settlement that requires the creation of a task force to identify, monitor and protect wetlands in Puerto Rico in order to resolve a 2007 EPA complaint over Clean Water Act violations. According…

Lower Passaic River to Be Cleaned of Dioxin-Laden Sediment

Lower Passaic River to Be Cleaned of Dioxin-Laden Sediment

NEWARK, New Jersey, June 25, 2008 (ENS) – The removal of contaminated sediment from the lower Passaic River took a step forward Monday when an agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and two companies was signed at a park overlooking the river. The deal requires Occidental Chemical and Tierra Solutions to remove 200,000 cubic…

EPA Flies Chopper to Protect New York, New Jersey Beachgoers

EPA Flies Chopper to Protect New York, New Jersey Beachgoers

NEW YORK, New York, June 4, 2008 (ENS) – Visitors to the beaches of New York and New Jersey this summer will not be getting peace and quiet. Instead, they will hear the drone of helicopter overflights, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the surveillance is for the protection of beachgoers. Using a helicopter,…

Mets' New Ballpark Covers the Green Bases

Mets' New Ballpark Covers the Green Bases

NEW YORK, New York, March 13, 2008 (ENS) – Recycled steel beams, concrete made from coal combustion ash, energy and water conservation, stormwater runoff controls – all will play a part in the construction and operation of Citi Field, the New York Mets’ new ballpark in the borough of Queens. The Queens Ballpark Company will…