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EPA issues $270,000 fines for construction site stormwater violations
EPA issues $270,000 fines for construction site stormwater violations

August 31, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Washington subsidiary of a New York-based global building company must pay $270,000 due to allegations that the companies violated federal stormwater regulations at worksites up and down the eastern seaboard. Continue reading

Aging distribution centers have major opportunity to improve processes
Aging distribution centers have major opportunity to improve processes

August 23, 2012

Keeping older distribution centers productive means undertaking several tasks and performing a wide range of diagnostics throughout the facility, which can be a major challenge for operations managers. Continue reading

EPA fines Wyoming refinery $3.8 million for pollution
EPA fines Wyoming refinery $3.8 million for pollution

August 21, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency has ramped up its efforts to seek out and fine oil refineries that are not complying with the agency’s standards, which has led one Wyoming refinery to pay $3.8 million in pollution fines, the Summit County Voice reports. Continue reading

EPA awards Boston neighborhood $1 million in Brownfields grants
EPA awards Boston neighborhood $1 million in Brownfields grants

August 20, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on August 20, 2012, that it will provide more than $1 million in Brownfields grants to the city of Somerville, Massachusetts, as it seeks to clean up a popular site in the city. Continue reading

Connecticut criticized over handling of historic properties
Connecticut criticized over handling of historic properties

August 16, 2012

The state of Connecticut has been under fire over the past few months for its apparent failure to maintain some of its most important assets: historic properties. Continue reading

Natural Resources Defense Council releases power plant toxicity report
Natural Resources Defense Council releases power plant toxicity report

August 10, 2012

A new report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) suggests that while air pollution from power plants decreased as a whole nationwide between 2009 and 2010, some states are still struggling to comply with new standards from the Environmental Protection Agency. Continue reading

Water main break leads to flooding in New Jersey town
Water main break leads to flooding in New Jersey town

August 6, 2012

A recent water main break in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, left thousands of residents with low water pressure and caused widespread flooding in some areas of the township, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. Continue reading

Wisconsin industrial plant cited by OSHA for safety violations
Wisconsin industrial plant cited by OSHA for safety violations

August 3, 2012

An industrial plant operated in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, by motion and control technology company Parker Hannifin was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for nine safety violations. Continue reading

Federal judge blocks EPA water-quality rules
Federal judge blocks EPA water-quality rules

August 1, 2012

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton recently ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency’s water-quality regulations for coal mining operations in Appalachia, which were revised last year. Continue reading

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