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Water Treatment Plant Upgrades in Groton and Norwich CT Will Make Communities Safer
The cities of Groton and Norwich, Conn. will make significant upgrades to their drinking water treatment plants, replacing the use of chlorine gas with sodium hypochlorite at these facilities. Using less hazardous chemicals at the plants reduces the risk of a dangerous chemical release in these communities. These actions settled EPA claims that the facilities violated clean air laws meant to prevent chemical accidents.
Effort Underway to Reduce Children's Exposure to Lead Paint in Nashua, N.H. Area
EPA is working to prevent children's exposure to lead-based paint hazards resulting from renovation, repair and repainting projects in residences, schools and other buildings where children are likely to be. Renovators and firms doing renovations are required to be trained and certified so that they follow lead safe work practices during renovations of pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities in order to protect children from lead poisoning.
EPA Recognizes New England Citizens and Organizations for Environmental Accomplishments
Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region's environment in distinct ways. The Environmental Merit Awards, given out since 1970, honor individuals and groups who have shown particular ingenuity and commitment in their efforts. This year we honored 27 groups and individuals for helping to improve New England's environment.
Free Air Quality Alerts Available to Help People Protect Themselves from Summer Smog
With warm summer weather, New Englanders should be aware of increased risk of ground-level ozone and fine particle air pollution (together referred to as smog) which can be dangerous for peoples' health. Free EPA tools can help people monitor their latest air quality forecasts.
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