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EPA Awards $120,000 in Urban Waters grants to Revitalize Mystic River Watershed
EPA is awarding $120,000 to two organizations working to clean up the Mystic River Watershed, just outside Boston, Mass. The funding will help protect urban waters from pollution, thus protecting the health of thousands of urban residents who enjoy outdoor recreation on the Mystic River.
Settlement Nets $5.7 Million for Cleanup Costs at A.C. Lawrence Superfund Site in S. Paris, Maine
In a legal settlement, ConAgra Grocery Products Co. agreed to pay $5.7 million, reimbursing EPA for cleanup costs at the A.C. Lawrence Leather Company Sludge Lagoons Superfund Site in South Paris, Maine. This is good news for all US taxpayers. Under the "polluter pays" principle, EPA tries to ensure that responsible parties pay for cleanups, and not the local community or average citizens.
Free Resources to Help Protect Your Health during Summer Smog Season
During warmer summer weather, New England will likely experience higher rates of ground-level ozone and fine particle pollution (aka, smog). People should take health precautions when smog levels are high. Free resources are available from EPA and state environmental agencies to help people easily find out about local air quality. Protect your health and your family’s health.
Connect with EPA New England on Facebook
EPA New England is excited to offer a new way for you to stay in touch with our office's work on our brand-new regional Facebook page. We are looking forward to finding new, creative and interesting ways to broaden our environmental dialogue with our neighbors in New England, as well as with other citizens interested in how EPA works for a cleaner and healthier environment in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
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