Out of sight, out of mind: Carcinogenic chemical spreads beneath Michigan town

September 9, 2013 | Disaster, Emergency

When state and federal environmental officials visited the tucked-away town of Mancelona, Mich., 15 years ago, their presence surprised local residents."My heart and most of my life has been spent here in Antrim County,” said Gary Knapp, a long-time resident.…

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Huffington Post blog: The Water Challenge: A Suddenly Sexy Cause

April 24, 2013 | Emergency, EPA, Preparedness, Water, Webinar

An April 3 post on the Huffington Post's Green blog described the Second National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation taking place all this month. The post describes the growing popularity of this competition and how the race to conserve water…

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NPR: Poll Shows Rural Battlegrounds Backing Romney

September 24, 2012 | Disaster, Emergency, Preparedness

National news outlets, including NPR, reported Sept. 24 on the results of a poll showing the majority of rural areas are supporting Mitt Romney for president.The NPR story, which aired on Sept. 24, begins:"The nation's smallest and most remote places…

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New resource for labs on testing during a radiation emergency

August 17, 2012 | Emergency, EPA, Preparedness, Training, Webinar

Very few, if any, U.S. laboratories possess the capacity to analyze the large number of samples that would arise during a radiation emergency on U.S. soil. Given such limited capacity, decision makers and laboratory directors face difficult decisions about the…

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EPA webinar: Stormwater, Coal-Tar Sealcoat, and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons on June 14

June 12, 2012 | Emergency, EPA

EPA's Office of Wastewater Management will be kicking off a series of webinars to highlight efforts to reduce pollutants in stormwater through controlling these pollutants at their sources. On June 14, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. ET, EPA…

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What’s the connection between water service and jobs?

August 4, 2011 | Emergency, Planning

In the fifth of a six-part series titled "America's Mayors: Governing In Tough Times," National Public Radio aired a story August 4 titled "Progress And Promise For A Town Once In Crisis" that features the mayor of a small city…

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Washington Post: Brief profile of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

June 20, 2011 | Emergency, Guide, Planning

The June 12, 2011, Washington Post Magazine featured a brief personal profile of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. She explains in her own words in the magazine's weekly "First Person Singular" column how she developed her affinity for science and the…

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Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Consecutive Systems Guidance Manual

March 2, 2010 | Emergency, Training, Webinar

EPA has released the Consecutive Systems Guidance Manual to assist consecutive systems (public drinking water systems that receive part or all of their finished water from other public water systems) in complying with the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts…

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