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07/15/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/15

In this week's Roundup, a silicone manufacturer and a cold storage facility must pay $4.55 million and $78,200 respectively for Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a major Texas municipality commits to $2 billion in wastewater treatment system improvements.

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06/10/2019

California to Consider Adding Additional Cannabis Products to Prop 65

As marijuana regulations loosen up across the country, California considers warning consumers about potential health concerns by adding several various cannabis products to the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Prop 65.

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06/10/2019

Cruise Corporation Fined $20 Million for Alleged Pollution Violations

One of the largest cruise corporations in the world has reached a settlement with Federal prosecutors, agreeing to pay $20 million for illegally dumping plastics in the ocean near the Bahamas among other violations.  

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06/04/2019

Herbicide Lawsuit Results in $2 Billion Settlement

A California jury awarded a married couple more than $2,000,000,000 after their lawyers argued they were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after years of using Roundup.  

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05/23/2019

EPA Proposes Comprehensive Cleanup of 1,4-Dioxane at NJ Superfund Site

Last month, US Environmental Protection Agency announced a cleanup plan to eliminate 1,4-dioxane among other volatile organic chemicals and metals from the CPS/Madison Superfund site in Old Bridge, NJ.

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05/06/2019

10 New Jersey Counties Rated F for Ozone Pollution in US Air Quality Report

New Jersey’s smog problem continues to worsen as the 2019 State of the Air report from the American Lung Association shows 10 counties rated F, the worst grade possible for ozone air quality, also known as ground-level air pollution or smog.

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04/26/2019

CSB Urges EPA to Review Hydrofluoric Acid Study

The US Chemical Hazard and Safety investigation Board (CSB) this month called for EPA to initiate a review and update of its 1993 hydrofluoric acid (HF) study. CSB urges EPA to determine whether current risk management plans are adequate to prevent a catastrophic release of HF. 

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04/15/2019

How NJ Developed the Nation’s Toughest Drinking Water Standards

With progressive, new legislation enacted every few years since the 1980s, New Jersey has solidified itself as a national standard-bearer for drinking water regulation. With another proposal making its rounds in Trenton, we would like to look back and see how NJ became the legislative frontrunner for drinking water regulations that it is today.

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04/08/2019

NJ Watershed Ambassadors Celebrate AmeriCorps Week

From March 10 to March 16, Watershed Ambassadors rallied AmeriCorps alumni and members of the public to transform their community through cleanups, plantings, workshops, and more. Volunteers successfully carried out half a dozen programs.

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03/26/2019

EPA Initiates TSCA Chemical Prioritization

US EPA has kicked off its prioritization process for performing risk evaluations of forty chemical substances, as required under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In the Federal Register on March 21, EPA posed a Notice to inform stakeholders of the chemicals up for possible review.

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