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Emergency Response to Release from Gold King Mine

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy discusses response efforts along the Animas River with David Ostrander, Area Commander for the Unified EPA Area Command.On August 5, 2015, EPA was conducting an investigation of the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado, to assess the on-going water releases from the mine, treat mine water, and assess the feasibility of further mine cleanup. While excavating loose material that had collapsed into the cave ...

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EPA Removes Tons of Contaminated Soil from Grants, NM, Area Residences

Contact: Jennah Durant or Joe Hubbard at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov                          

DALLAS – (July 10, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently completed the removal of thousands of tons ...

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The amount of time a person sits during the day is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and death, regardless of regular exercise, according to a review study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

"More than one half of an average person's day is spent being sedentary -- sitting ...

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May 2015, OSHA has released new language for the Posters required in each workplace.  Employers do not have to replace existing posters.  New locations are required to post the language where employees report for duty.  The new poster language is in response to the requirement to notify fatalities within eight hours and catastrophes (hospitalizations, loss ...

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Starting January 1, 2015:

All employers* must report: 

·  All work-related fatalities within 8 hours

Within 24 hours, all work-related

·  Inpatient hospitalizations

·  Amputations

·  Losses of an eye 

How to Report Incident

·  Call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742)

·  Call your nearest OSHA area office, during normal business hours (www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html)   

·   Visit http://www ...

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We are bringing in 2015 with an special 2 for the price of 1 on our February HAZWOPER 24 or 40 hour course!   Space is limited, registered today either online or by calling 505.869.8000 We appreciate the opportunity to provide for your training needs. 

HAZWOPER 40 is required for workers that perform activities ...

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November 3, 2014

In This Update:

Disinfectants for Use against Ebola and Guidance to Companies 

In August 2014, EPA and the Center for Disease Control provided hospitals with guidance on how to select effective disinfectants that work against Ebola. This information is available on the CDC website, the primary source of guidance for hospitals at http://www ...

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A BIG Thank you to SWANA and the New Mexico Environmental Department Solid Waste Bureau, Connie Pasteris, for the successful collaboration in developing and implementing the  Household Hazardous Waste Course held on October 15, 2014. We appreciate the opportunity to work with environmental partners to address the need for training of staff at facilities that ...

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