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Rum Maker Bacardi Settles Polluted Water Case

Article: 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…

New Energy Efficient Televisions in Stores Saturday

Article: New Energy Efficient Televisions in Stores Saturday

WASHINGTON, DC, October 30, 2008 (ENS) – Televisions meeting the federal government’s new, more comprehensive energy efficiency specification will be available in stores nationwide, starting on Saturday. TVs that meet the new Energy Star specification will be up to 30 percent more energy efficient than conventional models. “EPA encourages consumers to look for the Energy…

Arizona Developer Fined $1M for Altering Santa Cruz River

Article: Arizona Developer Fined $1M for Altering Santa Cruz River

PHOENIX, Arizona, October 13, 2008 (ENS) – An Arizona land developer and a contractor have agreed to pay one of the largest fines in the history of the U.S. EPA to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act for bulldozing, filling, and diverting five miles of the Santa Cruz River, a major waterway in…

Illinois Hazwaste Incinerator Permitted Despite Explosions, Fires

Article: Illinois Hazwaste Incinerator Permitted Despite Explosions, Fires

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, September 15, 2008 (ENS) – The Veolia hazardous waste incinerator in Sauget, with its long history of explosions and toxic chemical releases, was issued a clean air permit on Friday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The incinerator has been operating without a permit since 1995. Located on the Missouri-Illinois border next…

EPA Flies Chopper to Protect New York, New Jersey Beachgoers

Article: 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,…

EPA's Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge

Article: EPA's Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 14, 2008 (ENS) – For Earth Day 2008, the U.S. EPA Great Lakes region invites public help to collect at least one million pounds of electronic waste and one million pills. The EPA is encouraging organizations, businesses and communities in the Great Lakes region to protect the environment by sponsoring collections of…

Millionth Mercury Switch Recovered from Junked Vehicles

Article: Millionth Mercury Switch Recovered from Junked Vehicles

WASHINGTON, DC, February 29, 2008 (ENS) – A national program that has cut more than one ton of mercury has reached a major milestone – one million switches have been removed from scrapped vehicles. The millionth mercury switch was removed through the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program, a collaboration among EPA, automobile manufacturers, steel…