Jackson County (Ohio) Water Company receives award from Ohio RCAP

September 28, 2010 | EPA

The Jackson County Water Company in Ohio was among the several entities and individuals that received awards from Ohio RCAP at its recent "Small Towns, Big Futures" conference, held in Columbus Aug. 24-25. The water company received the "Carpe Diem"…

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New web clearinghouse of information for Lake Shoreland Protection Resources

September 28, 2010 | Resources

EPA's Office of Water has launched a new web clearinghouse of Lake Shoreland Protection Resources, which provides practitioners with links to key resources to protect and restore fragile lake shorelands and to promote better stewardship by lakeside property owners and…

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EPA will propose rule to protect waterways by reducing mercury from dental offices

September 28, 2010 | EPA, Quality, Water

Existing technology is available to capture dental mercuryThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Sept. 27 it intends to propose a rule to reduce mercury waste from dental offices. Dental amalgams, or fillings containing mercury, account for 3.7 tons of…

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EPA hosts historic meeting on environmental justice

September 23, 2010 | Natural Gas

Obama administration cabinet members show commitment to healthy environment and strong economy for all Americans WASHINGTON – On Sept. 22, for the first time in more than a decade, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and White House Council…

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EPA urges citizens to clear out medicine cabinets for drug take-back events

September 23, 2010 | Rural

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is lending its support and expertise for drug take-back events sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The events will take place at 1,700 sites around the country on Saturday, September…

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EPA marks 20th anniversary of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990

September 23, 2010 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON — This year during Pollution Prevention Week, September 19-25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency marks the 20th anniversary of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990. The act laid the groundwork for reducing pollution at its source and protecting children…

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EPA formally requests information from companies about chemicals used in natural gas extraction

September 16, 2010 | General RCAP News

Information on hydraulic fracturing chemicals is key to agency study of potential impacts on drinking waterWASHINGTON (EPA) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it has issued voluntary information requests to nine natural gas service companies regarding…

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Resident makes great strides for water systems in a small town

September 15, 2010 | General RCAP News

Harold Truxon, a dedicated leader in a rural community and a member of the Southeast RCAP board of directors for the past eight years, has done wonders for his small town of Ellendale, Del. Truxon was featured in an article…

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Bottled water could be ruining your smile

September 14, 2010 | General RCAP News

Bottled water could be allowing for the deterioration of teeth all over the country.  Tap water contains fluoride, which is something that bottled water often does not carry enough of to keep your pearly whites clean.Check out more at Health.com:http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20398266_3,00.html

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Tribal drinking water operator certification program

September 14, 2010 | General RCAP News

EPA is announcing a voluntary Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program, effective October 1, 2010. The program will enable qualified drinking water operators at public water systems in Indian country to be recognized as certified operators by EPA. This program…

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