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Iowa Ranks in Top 10 among States for Skin Cancer; Residents Urged to Take Protective Actions as Part of 'Don't Fry Day'
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Washington, D.C., May 23, 2013) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), joined by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is recognizing the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day”, to encourage Iowans to take a few simple steps to protect their health and prevent skin cancer throughout the summer
EPA Begins Summer Monitoring to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters and New York/New Jersey Harbor
(New York, N.Y.) With the beginning of the beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is beginning its beach and harbor protection program to safeguard beaches and bays in New Jersey and New York and protect the health of the people who enjoy them. This year’s program will include helicopter surveillance for floating debris, water quality sampling and grants to support state beach protection programs
Coffeyville Resources Refining and Marketing to Pay $300,000 to Settle Violations of Clean Air Act at Kansas Oil Refinery
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., May 22, 2013) - Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing (CRRM) has agreed to pay a $300,000 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at its oil refinery in Coffeyville, Kan. Under a consent decree lodged today in U.S. District Court in Wichita, Kan., CRRM must also perform a series of audits and reviews of its risk management procedures at the southeast Kansas facility
EPA Reaches Agreement with Several Companies to Conduct a Study of a Contaminated Site in the New Jersey Meadowlands Near Hackensack River
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a legal agreement with Apogent Transition Corp., Beazer East, Inc., Cooper Industries, LLC and Occidental Chemical Corporation to conduct a study of the contamination at the Standard Chlorine Chemical Company, Inc. Superfund site in Kearny, New Jersey as part of the cleanup plan for the site
EPA Adds the Riverside Industrial Park in Newark, New Jersey to the Superfund List; Seven Acre Site along the Passaic River Contaminated with PCBs and Volatile Organic Compounds
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added the Riverside Industrial Park in Newark, New Jersey to the Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. After a 2009 spill of oily material from the industrial park into the Passaic River, the EPA discovered that chemicals, including benzene, mercury, chromium and arsenic, were improperly stored at the site
- Iowa Ranks in Top 10 among States for Skin Cancer; Residents Urged to Take Protective Actions as Part of 'Don't Fry Day'
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New York State’s top environmental official discusses a multistate program to fight climate change.
E.U. Considers Emission Fines for Chinese and Indian Airlines
Ten carriers are accused of not providing emissions data, as required by the European rules, and not participating in a permit system that entitles airlines to emit greenhouse gases in European airspace.
China: Refinery Proposal Draws Protests
More than 2,000 people in the southwestern city of Kunming unfurled banners and shouted, “Protest! Protest!” in a demonstration on Thursday against plans for a petroleum refinery.
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