EPA develops new planning approach to improve water quality in U.S. cities

October 31, 2011 | Resources

WASHINGTON (EPA) –  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 28 a commitment to using an integrated planning process to help local governments dealing with difficult financial conditions identify opportunities to achieve clean water by controlling and managing releases…

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NPR’s health blog: Surprise in your sewage: Lots of exotic viruses

October 5, 2011 | General RCAP News

"Shots," NPR's health blog, posted the article below  on Oct. 4.  It begins:You think your job is tough? Some scientists examined sewage from Pittsburgh, Barcelona and Addis Ababa in a hunt for unknown viruses.They found scads. How many? At least…

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EPA launches new mapping tool to improve public access to enforcement information

October 3, 2011 | EPA

Mapping feature supports the White House Regulatory Compliance Transparency Initiative and improves public access to informationWASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the release of a new mapping feature in EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO)…

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EPA releases final health assessment for TCE

October 3, 2011 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the final health assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE) to the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) database.  IRIS is a human health assessment program that evaluates the latest science on chemicals…

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