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Albuquerque University receives $1.5 million to establish Center for Native American Health Research

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

DALLAS – (May 26, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are funding research to the University of New Mexico Health ...

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EPA Adds Contaminated Site in N. M. to Priorities List

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

DALLAS – (April 6, 2016) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added the Lea and W. Second Street Groundwater Plume site in Roswell, New Mexico, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites ...

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University of New Mexico and EPA fight Climate Change

Nationally EPA will provide $8.5 million to 12 universities  

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

DALLAS – (April 7, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing $335,605 to the University of New Mexico to ...

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NIOSH Evaluates IEQ, Health Concerns in an Elementary School

Published December 16, 2015

NIOSH staff recently performed a health hazard evaluation of a public elementary school in response to employee concerns about potential exposure to mold in the building. Some employees of the school reported recurring upper respiratory and sinus infections and throat and eye ...

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Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Nine Tribal Nations
EPA Region 7 Urges Parents, Teachers and Press to Spread Message of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 25-31
Contact Information: Chris Whitley, 913-551-7394whitley.christopher@epa.gov

Environmental News
(Lenexa, Kan., October 23, 2015) – United behind a ...

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News - OSHA has issued their final Construction Confined Space Standard

The new standard is now longer than the two paragraphs at 29CFR1926.21 b which referenced enclosed spaces but did not give guidance on procedures to follow for construction.

The new standard provides rules for Construction, multi-employer worksites and further defines work for the Owner ...

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EPA Proposes to Add Roswell, NM, Groundwater Plume to National Priorities List of
Superfund Sites

Five hazardous waste sites added, seven proposed nationally

Contact: Jennah Durant or Joe Hubbard, R6Press@epa.gov214 665-2200

(DALLAS – Sept. 28, 2015)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to add the Lea and West Second ...

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"Water, water everywhere ..." A popular saying, without a drop of truth for some folks in one beautiful part of our country. Lee Cowan saw firsthand how they struggle to get by when he traveled there for our Sunday Morning Cover Story:

It's easy to miss this corner of the Navajo ...

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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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