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CHICAGO (May 30, 2024) – Next week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will begin investigating sediment impacts in the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern in Gary, Indiana. EPA is investing more than $3 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for the project in a cost-sharing partnership with United States Steel Corp.

EPA and U.S. Steel will sample sediment and water from the Marquette Park Lagoons, Grand Calumet River channel and nearby wetlands. Sampling is expected to continue until early July and will help define the nature and extent of sediment impacts in the “Eastern 5 Miles” of the Grand Calumet River.

The Eastern 5 Miles of the Grand Calumet River flows adjacent to the 4,000-acre U.S. Steel Gary Works facility and has been subject to historical industrial and municipal discharges. In 1998, EPA began supervising a cleanup under the Resource Conservation and

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Monte Vista, Colo. (May 20, 2024) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the City of Monte Vista will receive $1 million in Brownfields grant funding to support contaminant cleanup, environmental assessments and redevelopment of critical properties in Monte Vista, Colorado.  

These investments are part the agency’s Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) Grant Programs.

“The City of Monte Vista is taking a strategic approach to cleaning up and revitalizing properties along its Main Street Corridor,” said EPA Regional Administrator KC Becker. “EPA is proud to be supporting projects that will protect the health of residents and bring new redevelopment opportunities to the community.” 

“In the wealthiest nation in the world, every family should be able to live in a clean environment,” said Senator Michael Bennet. “This funding will rightfully support Colorado communities disproportionately affected by contamination. These grants will help Colorado

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NEW YORK (April 16, 2024) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a proposed settlement with PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) to design and perform a $15.8 million cleanup at the Riverside Industrial Park Superfund Site on the bank of the Passaic River in Newark, New Jersey.  Under the proposed settlement, the company will also pay $2.9 million previously spent by the EPA at the Site, and EPA’s costs of overseeing PPG’s cleanup work.

In 2021, EPA finalized a cleanup plan for the Superfund site, known as a Record of Decision, that includes a combination of cleanup technologies and other measures to address contaminated soil, soil gas, groundwater, sewer water and waste at the site.

“This settlement marks important progress in our work to clean up the Riverside Industrial Park and our commitment to protect public health by reducing the potential

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NEW YORK (April 16, 2024) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Lisa F. Garcia and Dr. Eun-Hye Enki Yoo, Associate Professor, University at Buffalo and Senior Pastor George F. Nicholas, Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church as well as other dignitaries gathered in Buffalo, NY to highlight a new collaborative project led by the University at Buffalo, SUNY. The university received almost $500,000 to deploy low-cost air pollution sensors at sampling sites in the residences of the underserved African American community in Buffalo. They will use this data to develop a community-specific air quality prediction model by integrating the new measurements with existing data. EPA specifically awarded funding, partly under Inflation Reduction Act, to increase monitoring in areas that are underserved to help them better understand what they are exposed to and to help them work with local and other officials to

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