water quality management

Fish in Texas' Upper Trinity River Tainted with PCBs

Article: Fish in Texas' Upper Trinity River Tainted with PCBs

DALLAS, Texas, August 20, 2008 (ENS) – Concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, are elevated in fish tissue in four segments of the upper Trinity River located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to Texas health officials. Used in electrical equipment, PCBs have been banned in the United States since the late 1970s because they cause…

Pennsylvania Awarded $42.4 million for Clean Water Projects

Article: Pennsylvania Awarded $42.4 million for Clean Water Projects

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2008 (ENS) – Water quality improvements in Pennsylvania will be funded by a $42.4 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the state of Pennsylvania. Announcing the grant on Thursday, Donald Welsh, regional administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region, said, “EPA is committed to helping communities get safe, clean water.”…

Marriott Golf Courses Become Audubon Certified Sanctuaries

Article: Marriott Golf Courses Become Audubon Certified Sanctuaries

ORLANDO, Florida, March 18, 2008 (ENS) – Marriott Golf today announced new standards requiring 34 of the company’s managed golf courses at 25 locations throughout North America and the Caribbean to become Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries by year’s end. Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries, which enable golf facilities to protect the environment by enhancing natural areas…

Louisiana Water Inspectors at Work in Lake Pontchartrain Basin

Article: Louisiana Water Inspectors at Work in Lake Pontchartrain Basin

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, March 7, 2008 (ENS) – In an effort to ensure that Louisiana watersheds are better protected from wastewater discharges, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is conducting a thorough inspection of all potential dischargers in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. Field staff from around the state are making a detailed examination of all…