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EPA History: World Trade Center (9/11)

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  • EPA Initiates Emergency Response Activities, Reassures Public about Environmental Hazards
    [EPA press release - September 13, 2001]

  • Whitman Details Ongoing Agency Efforts to Monitor Disaster Sites, Contribute to Cleanup Efforts
    [EPA press release - September 18, 2001]

  • EPA Disaster Response Update NYC Monitoring Efforts Continue to Show Safe Drinking Water, Air
    [EPA press release - September 21, 2001]

  • EPA and OSHA Web Sites Provide Environmental Monitoring Data from World Trade Center and Surrounding Areas
    [EPA press release - October 3, 2001]

  • Whitman Announces Water Protection Task Force
    [EPA press release - October 5, 2001]

  • New York State Cleans Up Diesel Engines in Lower Manhattan
    [EPA press release - October 10, 2002]

  • EPA Releases a Draft Health Evaluation of the Effects from the Destruction of the World Trade Center
    [EPA press release - December 26, 2002]

  • World Trade Center Cleanup a Highlight of RCRA National Meeting in Washington This Month
    [EPA press release - January 4, 2002]

  • EPA Opens New Environmental Emergency Response Center
    [EPA press release - February 6, 2003]

  • Public Comment Period Extended by 30 Days on Draft Exposure and Human Health Evaluation of Airborne Pollution from the World Trade Center Disaster
    [EPA press release - February 27, 2003]

  • EPA Administrator Whitman Launches National Initiative to Promote Land Reuse and Redevelopment - Expanding the Brownfields Program to All Cleanup Programs
    [EPA press release - April 9, 2003]

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