Regency Centers in Raleigh, NC Awarded 2015 EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

Regency Centers in Raleigh, NC Awarded 2015 EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher AwardATLANTA, June 18, 2015 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Regency Centers with the regional 2015 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Commercial Category for the Market at Colonnade project in Raleigh, N.C. The award was given at a ceremony during the EPA Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Atlanta, Ga.

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City of Durham, N.C. Department of Public Works Awarded 2015 EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

About EPA Region 4 (Southeast)ATLANTA , June 18, 2015 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the City of Durham Department of Public Works with the regional 2015 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Municipal Category for the Rain Catchers project in Durham, N.C. The award was given at a ceremony during the EPA Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Atlanta, Ga.

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EPA Releases Draft Assessment on the Potential Impacts to Drinking Water Resources from Hydraulic Fracturing Activities

Release Date: 06/04/2015
Contact Information: Cathy Milbourn, milbourn.cathy@epa.gov, (202) 564-7849, (202) 564-4355

Assessment shows hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources and identifies important vulnerabilities to drinking water resources.

EPA Releases Draft Assessment on the Potential Impacts to Drinking Water Resources from Hydraulic Fracturing ActivitiesWASHINGTON, June 4, 2915 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing a draft assessment today on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources in the United States. The assessment, done at the request of Congress, shows that while hydraulic fracturing activities in the U.S. are carried out in a way that have not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources, there are potential vulnerabilities in the water lifecycle that could impact drinking water. The assessment follows the water used for hydraulic fracturing from water acquisition, chemical mixing at the well pad site, well injection of fracking fluids, the collection of hydraulic fracturing wastewater (including flowback and produced water), and wastewater treatment and disposal [http://www2.epa.gov/hfstudy/hydraulic-fracturing-water-cycle].

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EPA Seeks Input on Emission Standards for New and Modified Sources in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector

banner-111014-MyEnvironmentWASHINGTON, January 28, 2015 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. The panel is part of a standard federal government process and will focus on the agency’s development of a rule that proposes to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, including methane, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) under its New Source Performance Standards for the oil and natural gas industry. EPA will build on the cost-effective standards, issued in 2012, that are currently in place for several sources in the oil and natural gas industry. The agency intends to add equipment and processes to those sources currently covered by the standards. Equipment and processes the agency is considering adding include hydraulically fractured oil wells, pneumatic pumps, and leaks from new and modified well sites and compressor stations.

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Cancer-causing chemical found in Sandston groundwater

U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyHENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR), January 12, 2014 – The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the groundwater in Sandston in Henrico County.

The epicenter of their investigation is between East Williamsburg Road, Federal Street, Garland Avenue and Naglee Avenue.
Officials have been going door to door in recent days distributing flyers and asking for water samples.

According to the flyers, Tetrachloroethylene was discovered in groundwater recently in the area by a building contractor.
Tetrachloroethylene is a suspected carcinogen that is often found in dry cleaning.

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