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  • 18 Sep 2023 4:10 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    An EPA rule finalized last week that restores states’ veto power over pipelines and other major river-polluting projects is expected to face legal challenges before the dust settles, natural resources attorneys say.


  • 18 Sep 2023 4:09 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    Federal environmental officials say steps to remediate contamination from an unlined, former landfill bordering South Side Easton continue to be “protective of human health and the environment.”


  • 13 Sep 2023 4:04 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    By Alex Murphy, Burlington County News (NJ)

    The township has dubbed the 182-acre plot of land next to Palmyra's Cove Nature Park "a ticking time bomb."

    The site, which has frontage on Route 73, had at one time more than 300 unexploded military weapons known as ordnances. During World War II, the U.S. Army operated a testing range for anti-tank artillery on the property and associated operations extended onto surrounding properties.

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) took notice, designating it a Brownfield Development Area, which the department defines as "a property whose expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant."

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  • 08 Sep 2023 4:06 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    A new influx of federal money is helping towns like Vernon turn old mills into housing, part of a long-term plan to alleviate the state’s housing crisis and clean up blight in downtowns, officials said Thursday.


  • 08 Sep 2023 4:05 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    For over 80 years, the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation operated one of the country’s largest steel plants in the city of Lackawanna, New York. Although the Lackawanna Plant ceased operations some 40 years ago, one of the legacies of the past industrial use is several hundred acres of developable land serviced by road, rail and water, which is positioned to take advantage of New York State’s lucrative Brownfield Clean Up Program (BCP) cash-back tax incentives and federal Opportunity Zone (FOZ) tax benefits.


  • 06 Sep 2023 10:31 AM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host an in person public meeting to discuss the Bishop Tube Hazardous Site Cleanup Act (HSCA) site in East Whiteland Township, Chester County and implementation of the response action. The meeting will be held between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM in the auditorium of the General Wayne Elementary School located at 20 Devon Road, Malvern, PA 19355. The DEP will present its remediation plan and a panel of experts will answer the public's questions

    In September 2022, DEP filed a remediation plan that addresses Trichloroethene (TCE), its breakdown products, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), certain heavy metals, and other contaminants in soil, groundwater and surface water. The plan also provided for a public water connection to a private homeowner in June 2023. The site will be remediated in accordance with Pennsylvania's Land Recycling Program, which aims to return contaminated properties back to productive use while preserving farmland and other natural resources. 

    DEP selected a combination of on-site chemical injections, soil mixing, engineering practices, institutional controls, and long-term monitoring to address the soil, groundwater, and surface water contamination. The injection of chemical reducing agents creates a chemical reaction that destroys harmful contaminants and produces harmless byproducts. These remedial response actions will be conducted in place, without having to excavate soil or pump out groundwater for aboveground cleanup. . 

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  • 05 Sep 2023 10:29 AM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    The Shapiro administration recently released its Interim Final Environmental Justice Policy (Interim Final Policy), along with a link to the latest Environmental Justice Mapping and Screening Tool (“PennEnviroScreen”). The Interim Final Policy is due to go into effect when the final version is published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, which is expected to take place on September 16, 2023.


  • 05 Sep 2023 10:27 AM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    WESTFORD — Westford’s last abandoned mill building will move closer to redevelopment after the town secured $500,000 in federal funding for the site.


  • 28 Aug 2023 10:51 AM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking the input of New Castle community members on a cleanup effort at a contaminated waste dump.


  • 23 Aug 2023 11:00 AM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    By Ani Freedman, In Depth NH

    Saint-Gobain, a French manufacturing company that has been the epicenter of PFAS pollution in southern New Hampshire since 2016, has just announced it will be closing its Merrimack facility.

    The closure comes just as Saint-Gobain was approved for a controversial air permit last week by the NHDES. Saint-Gobain has been at the center of public scrutiny after PFAS chemicals were discovered in Merrimack water supplies in 2016. Since 2018, the company has been involved in remediation efforts to supply bottled water and implement filtration systems after coming to an agreement with the DES.

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics will continue to work closely with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services on the ongoing environmental investigation and remediation effort, including providing bottled water and permanent alternate water, as appropriate, within the Consent Decree area,? Saint-Gobain said in a news release.

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