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2015 Environmental Merit Awards
For more than thirty years, EPA New England has honored those who have made outstanding contributions on behalf of our region's environment. EPA's Environmental Merit Awards program has honored teachers, citizen activists, business leaders, scientists, public officials and others who have made outstanding contributions on behalf of the region's public health and natural environment. The Environmental Merit Awards recognize outstanding accomplishments during the past year or over a lifetime. News Release »
Nomination Forms (Deadline: January 30, 2015): Annual Award Nomination Form | Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form | "In Service to States" Annual Award Nomination Form
EPA Tips for Cleaner Wood Burning during Cold Winter Months
Residential wood combustion can emit fine particles and toxic pollutants at levels that can harm your health, particularly if the unit is operated improperly or if it is an older technology appliance. EPA tips can help your family save money and protect the health of you and your neighbors.
EPA Completes Reviews of 25 New England Superfund Site Cleanups during the Past Year
EPA completed its review of site cleanups at 22 Superfund Sites & 3 Federal Facilities across New England, by conducting 5-Year Reviews of each site, as required under the Superfund statute. EPA conducts evaluations every 5 years on previously-completed clean up & remediation work performed at Superfund sites & Federal Facilities listed on the "NPL" (aka Superfund list) to determine whether the implemented remedies at the sites continue to be protective of human health & the environment. Further, 5 year review evaluations identify any deficiencies to the previous work &, if called for, recommend action(s) necessary to address them.
EPA Awards $495,000 to Reduce Diesel Emissions from Marine Engines in Massachusetts
EPA awarded $495,000 to fund two marine repower projects in Massachusetts. CLF Ventures, Inc. received $300,000 to repower the tugboat Navigator; while the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) was awarded $195,000 to repower two commercial lobster boats sailing out of Boston and Beverly. Reducing diesel emissions is a proven and effective way to improve air quality.
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