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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

February 2013 Newsletter

Brown Goes Green - An Electric Fleet for UPS

The side of a UPS truck

Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld joined California Governor Jerry Brown on a tour of a new UPS fleet of electric trucks in Sacramento. An EPA grant of $1.5 million helped with the purchase of the fleet. UPS expects the trucks to reduce fuel consumption by 126,000 gallons a year and to lower carbon emissions.

Protecting Drinking Water by Closing a Landfill

Big equipment working at the Sunrise Landfill

Large-scale construction work has been completed to properly close the 440-acre Sunrise Mountain Landfill just outside Las Vegas. EPA required this work to ensure the durability of the final landfill cover and to protect a vital drinking water source for communities from Las Vegas to Phoenix to Southern California.

Cleaning Up Contamination on the Navajo Nation - A Progress Report

A new building where there was previously a contaminated one
A new building replaces a contaminated structure.

EPA and other federal agencies announced significant progress on a coordinated five-year plan, which invested more than $100 million to address health risks posed by uranium contamination on the Navajo Nation.

Gold Mines Pay $618,000 Over Right-to-Know Violations

The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) requires reporting of certain chemical releases to ensure that citizens have information about possible pollutants in their communities.

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