Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
America Recycles - A Focus on Food
In celebration of America Recycles Day, November 15, EPA honored universities in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Guam for their participation in EPA's Food Recovery Challenge, a voluntary program that limits wasted excess food through donations to charity, reducing consumption, composting, and anaerobic digestion.
Zeroing In on Waste in Silicon Valley
Adobe Systems has been recognized for developing a waste management program that diverts 100% of its solid waste from its headquarters facility in San Jose. The model system has been replicated by other Silicon Valley companies. Adobe's three high-rise buildings have about 2,500 employees and nearly a million square feet of office space, including a cafeteria and restaurant.
- Environmental Protection: Adobe Honored for Eliminating Waste
Cleaning Up the Del Amo Superfund Site
At the Del Amo Superfund site in Southern California, a soil vapor extraction and bioventing system has so far eliminated more than 50 tons of benzene from the soil. The contaminated area was an industrial dump site from 1943 to 1972.
Hurricane Sandy - Supporting the Recovery
In response to Hurricane Sandy, EPA has been supporting FEMA and working closely with federal agencies and the states of New Jersey and New York to assess damage and respond to environmental concerns. EPA staff from our San Francisco office are being deployed to support these efforts.
Protecting Our Air
Two Los Angeles companies violated the Clean Air Act by importing electric generators and recreational vehicles into the Port of Long Beach without proper emission controls.
Long Beach Post: Two Companies Fined $140,000 for Violating Clean Air Act
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