U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A Closer Look At PFOA

Jan 21, 2016

Last week, EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck warned residents of the small community to limit their use of the village water supply.

EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck will be speaking at a community forum in Hoosick Falls. She’ll also hear concerns and answer questions as the agency gathers information on the PFOA chemical contamination of the Rensselaer County community’s drinking water supply.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says remediation efforts at a former Bennington landfill and hazardous waste site appear to be working as planned.

A Capital Region company has been awarded $300,000 as part of an EPA grant to support environmentally-focused small businesses.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on ways to disclose information about the chemicals used in the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking.

The EPA says in a Friday release that it is also seeking input on incentives and programs that could help develop safer fracking chemicals.

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Federal agencies have sent a letter to General Electric over concerns related to a recent Hudson River cleanup report. 

The Federal Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees recently sent a letter to General Electric to, as the group contends, address misinformation and correct the public record on a Hudson River Project Report submitted by the company to the New York State comptroller’s office in late December.

Officials To Report On Vt. Disaster Preparedness

Dec 16, 2013

Officials from the state of Vermont, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency are preparing to release two reports on how the state can better prepare itself for floods and other disasters.

Joined by the Montpelier-based Institute for Sustainable Communities, the officials are gathering at 11 a.m. Monday at the Vermont Department of Public Safety headquarters in Waterbury to release the reports.

The documents will make recommendations on lessening the damage and risk to Vermonters from floods and other disasters.

EPA Awards $30K To Mohawks For Asthma Program

Sep 16, 2013
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $30,000 dollars to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in New York to educate the community on reducing exposure to substances that can trigger asthma attacks. 

The grant was awarded under the EPA's Environmental Justice Small Grants Program.

The Mohawks' Air Quality Program will use the grant to implement a clean air intervention project that will educate the northern New York tribal community to reduce exposure to indoor asthma triggers.

The City of Pittsfield has been mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to complete upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant, a project that is estimated to cost tens of millions of dollars.

Upon a revision of Pittsfield’s wastewater discharge permit for a plant located on Holmes Road, an EPA mandate from 2008 would require the city to restrict the amount of aluminum and phosphorus released in its treated discharge into the Housatonic River.

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Groups and communities working to prevent invasive species from entering Lake George received a boost from the federal government Friday.

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