Environmental Protection

Remediation


Oil Spill Dispersant Information Updated

EPA explains what products and methods have been approved for managing the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Algal Turf Scrubber Removes Nutrients from Manure Runoff

Microbiologist Walter Mulbry's scrubber raceways collected 60 to 90 percent of the nitrogen and 70 to 100 percent of phosphorus from manure effluents.

Boeing to Restore Habitat in Washington Waterway

The company will create habitat for out-migrating juvenile salmon in the Duwamish River and repay $2 million of the natural resource trustee's costs to resolve liability for hazardous releases from its facilities.

Waterkeepers Want Feds to Contain Gulf Spill, Step Up Oversight

Environmental organization braces for Gulf disaster impact on fragile coastal ecosystems and fisheries.

Online Map Helps Users Track Chesapeake Bay Enforcement

EPA's latest initiative will show how well it is performing in cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

NGWA Offers Two Courses in June

Groundwater Flow and MODFLOW courses will be offered in Westerville, Ohio, and Las Vegas, respectively.

BP Promises 'Major Protection and Cleaning Effort' Onshore

Oil from the offshore well reached Louisiana coastal areas today. The state's governor, Bobby Jindal, declared a state of emergency on Thursday and asked the Defense Department to send up to 6,000 troops to aid in the cleanup.

DOE to Decommission, Clean Up West Valley Demo Project

Phase 1 of process includes the removal of several facilities, lagoon areas, and contaminated soils.



AccuWeather Predicts Storm May Spread Deepwater Oil Spill to Coast

A Pacific Northwest storm system may pull the oil toward Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida coasts.

EPA to Test Emergency Response for Butler Mine Site

Five-day exercise will prevent access to Pittston City Riverfront Park on the Susquehanna River starting April 26.

Treece, Kan., Residents Will Get Relocation Help

The agency has partnered with the state of Kansas to help the owners of 77 residential and business properties move away from the Tar Creek Superfund site in Oklahoma.

Agency Awards 304 Grants for Brownfield Revitalization

Forty states will share $78.9 million to assess, get low-interest funding for, and clean up contaminated properties.

Wall Herald Corp. to Pay $20 M for N.J. Superfund Site Cleanup

Site owner has agreed to pay for past and future cleanup of soil and groundwater contaminated with trichloroethylene and other hazardous chemicals.

WCD Capital Partners, ChemPro Systems Form Waste Alliance

The companies are collaborating on a fixed facility in New Jersey that will vitrify hexavalent chromium and other hazardous wastes.

Ocean Conservancy Counts 7.4 M Pounds of Trash in Cleanup

Last year's 24th annual International Coastal Cleanup saw 500,000 volunteers around the world remove debris from oceans, lakes, and rivers.

Agency Provides $2 M for Brownfields Job Training

Twelve entities in 10 states are receiving up to $200,000 each to train people in the cleanup of brownfields while also providing training in green building design, energy efficiency, weatherization, solar installation, green construction, and native plant revegetation.

Honeywell to Clean Up, Contain Former Tar Plant at Ohio Superfund Site

Honeywell International Inc. also will pay for all of the United States’ response costs relating to the tar plant area, including oversight costs.

Agency Wants Feedback on Integrated Cleanup Initiative

New roadmap guides EPA in providing more accountability, transparency, and progress in contaminated site cleanup.

Video Town Hall Focuses on Efficient Land Use

EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response wants to know what you think about its role in land reuse.

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