EPA Releases 2013 Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis

EPA HeaderWASHINGTON, January 14, 2015 – Similar to previous years, in 2013, most of the toxic chemical waste managed at industrial facilities in the U.S. was not released into the environment, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report. The report, published today, shows that approximately 22 billion pounds— or 84 percent— of the 26 billion pounds of toxic chemical waste were instead managed through the use of preferred practices such as recycling. Of the 4 billion pounds that were disposed of or otherwise released to the environment, 66 percent went to land, 19 percent to air, 5 percent to water, and 10 percent was transferred to other facilities.

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EPA to Hold a Public Meeting About Proposed Plan to Clean Up Soil Contamination at Benfield Industries, Inc. Superfund Site in Waynesville, N.C.

Aerial view of redeveloped Benfield Industries site.
Aerial view of redeveloped Benfield Industries site.

ATLANTA – On Tuesday, Jan. 13, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting about plans to clean up residual soil contamination at the Benfield Industries, Inc. Superfund Site in Waynesville, N.C. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Haywood Vocational Opportunities Building located at 172 Riverbend Street in Waynesville.

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EPA, Coast Guard Extend Pollution Control Agreement with Royal Caribbean

New advanced technologies allow industry to comply with emission standards, reduce costs

EPA, Coast Guard Extend Pollution Control Agreement with Royal CaribbeanWASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Coast Guard authorized formal exemptions by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines that allow for the enlargement of the cruise line’s research program to develop and install exhaust gas scrubber systems on its cruise ships. Under the exemption, as articulated in MARPOL, Royal Caribbean will expand the program from six to 19 ships.

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EPA Finds Arsenic In Drinking Water On Coachella Valley Indian Reservation

DEU Gesundheit Trinkwasser UranLOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2013 – (CBSLA.com) Federal regulators have ordered a public water system on an American Indian reservation in the Coachella Valley after high levels of arsenic were found in the drinking water, officials said Tuesday.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week ordered D&D Mobile Home Park, located on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Reservation south of Indio, to address violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to the EPA.

The order requires D&D, which is privately owned and operated, to comply with the arsenic drinking water standard and conduct more consistent arsenic monitoring of the drinking water provided to its 300 mobile park residents.

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