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05/07/2019

4 Disasters that Shaped US Environmental Policy

This summer, we will observe the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire of 1969. In fact, this year represents anniversary dates for four major environmental disasters that greatly influenced environmental policy in the United States.

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01/02/2019

Valley of the Drums: 40 Years Later

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the commencement of cleanup activities at the “Valley of the Drums” in Brooks, Kentucky. Now seems like as good a time as any to review the history, current statistics, and interesting facts about Superfund sites across the United States.  

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10/17/2018

Cleaning Up: EPA Deleting Superfund Sites at Near Record Pace

Want to know if there are any Superfund sites in your backyard? 

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03/19/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/20

This week, the lessee of a massive Utah mining complex and two natural gas processing companies will pay restitution to US EPA. These are only a few of the environmental enforcement cases we read about this week.  

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03/05/2018

Time-critical Superfund Action to Clean Up Millions of Waste Lamps

EPA will begin a “Superfund time-critical removal action” to remove fluorescent lamps, lighting ballasts, and electronic equipment from a Cleveland, OH waste transporter’s warehouse. After a fire broke out in the warehouse earlier this year...

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02/05/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/6

Facilities in Indiana, California, New York, and Delaware are all subjects of EPA criminal or civil penalties in this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup.

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01/23/2018

EPA Seeks Further Delay of EPCRA and CERCLA Reporting Rules for Farms

(UPDATED 02/02/18) US EPA last week filed a motion with the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to delay the effective date of chemical release reporting requirements applicable to animal waste at farms under two major EPA programs, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).  

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12/11/2017

21 Superfund Sites to See Immediate, Intense Cleanup Action

US EPA has released a list of twenty-one Superfund sites targeted for immediate, intense cleanup action based on recommendations submitted by the Superfund Task Force in Summer 2017.

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10/20/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/24

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a salmon cannery will pay for Clean Air Act violations and an iron company must reimburse US EPA for CERCLA/Superfund hazardous substances cleanup costs. 

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09/05/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/5

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, the former owner of a Cleveland electro-plating facility is wanted for allegedly drilling holes in tanks of hazardous chemicals in an effort to sabotage the plant. Also, NYC will pay EPA for CERCLA hazardous substance cleanup, and a Massachusetts meat facility will pay six figures for Clean Air Act and EPCRA violations. 

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