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July 17, 2024

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CHICAGO (July 17, 2024) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the start to the public comment period for the updated proposed cleanup plan to address elevated concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, in the soil and groundwater at the Wisconsin Public Service Corp. Marinette Former Manufactured Gas Plant Superfund site, also referred to as WPSC Marinette MGP site in Marinette, Wisconsin.  

In 2017, EPA issued a proposed plan to excavate waste at the site. However, the waste was deeper and closer to the City of Marinette’s wastewater treatment plant than initially surveyed. EPA determined that the original cleanup plan was unsafe and needed to be changed. Today’s public comment period will cover the updated cleanup plan. 

The public comment period is July 17 to August 16. To comment online, visit EPA’s website or email

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July 17, 2024

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BOSTON (July 17, 2024) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently reached a settlement with a Canterbury, Connecticut based carpentry and renovation company for alleged violations of the federal Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule). As a result of the settlement, Elite Construction and Remodeling, LLC (“Elite Construction”) agreed to pay a penalty of $39,368 to resolve past violations of the RRP Rule.

“When renovating a home built before 1978, it is of the utmost importance that firms get certified and trained to do so to prevent unnecessary lead-based paint and dust exposure to children and families,” EPA New England Regional Administrator David W. Cash. “Though EPA conducts routine inspections of firms, we encourage you – if you see something, say something – we all have a role to play when it comes to

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July 17, 2024

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Las Vegas – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized a settlement with U.S. Ecology Nevada (USEN) over alleged hazardous waste and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) violations at a hazardous waste landfill south of Beatty, Nevada. The company will pay a civil penalty of $185,429 to settle claims of violations of two federal environmental laws: the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

EPA found that USEN violated its RCRA permit by improperly disposing of hazardous debris at the facility. Specifically, USEN failed to comply with the law by wrapping hazardous debris in materials that were not resistant to degradation, thus risking releases in the landfill. In addition, EPA found USEN violated TSCA requirements related to PCBs, primarily by failing to maintain its PCB storage building to prevent precipitation from

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July 17, 2024

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SEATTLE – Today, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement with the Nooksack Tribe to bring their six water systems into compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.   

The legal agreements – known as Administrative Orders on Consent – affect the following facilities, which serve approximately 1,300 people: 

5 Cedars Community Water System  Rutsatz Road Community Water System  Sulwhanon Community Water System  Whispering Cedars Community Water System   Nooksack River Casino Water System  Northwood Casino Water System 

These systems are owned and operated by the Nooksack Tribe located in and around the Nooksack Reservation, in Deming, Washington. The Orders establish a detailed list of requirements, including a schedule to correct several long-standing violations; obligation to file an annual Consumer Confidence Report; and designation of a Project Coordinator to oversee implementation. 

“With these orders, the Nooksack Tribe

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