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  • 11 Oct 2023 3:44 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    New York is rapidly transitioning to an electricity system powered by renewable energy sources. This transformation requires suitable locations to install solar arrays and wind turbines, as well as responsible renewable project siting that balances clean energy development with other land uses, especially conservation and agriculture.


  • 11 Oct 2023 3:42 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    TORRS, CT — A $5M cooperative agreement grant from awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will assist a team of faculty and staff members at the University of Connecticut with continuing to provide technical assistance to communities encountering "the challenges of assessment, cleanup, and revitalization at brownfield sites," officials said.


  • 10 Oct 2023 3:46 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    The 111.5 acre former iron ore mine has undergone zoning and interconnection work by New York’s NYSERDA team to minimize risks associated with developing projects on sites that the state deems ideal for hosting solar power projects.


  • 09 Oct 2023 3:49 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its cleanup plan to address contaminated groundwater, soil, bedrock, soil vapor and surface water at the Lehigh Valley Railroad Derailment site located in LeRoy, New York. EPA held a public meeting on August 29, 2023, to explain the proposed plan to the community and take comments. The finalized plan, released today, addresses the remaining contamination from the historic train accident that spilled trichloroethylene (TCE) onto the ground and caused the groundwater contamination.

    We handled the most immediate threats by working with the state to remove contamination and connect people to a safe source of drinking water, said Regional Administrator Lisa F. Garcia. This final cleanup plan addresses the last of the contaminated legacy of this derailment and turns the page to the final chapter of our work at this site.

    The site includes the location of a former train derailment that occurred on December 6, 1970, at the Gulf Road crossing in the Town of LeRoy. Two tank cars ruptured and spilled approximately 30,000 gallons of TCE onto the ground. A third car containing a crystalline form of cyanide was also reported to have partially spilled. The cyanide was recovered shortly after the derailment, however the TCE was flushed with water, and it seeped into the ground, resulting in a 4-mile-long plume of TCE contamination. EPA placed the site on the Superfund List in 1999 and has been addressing the site in several stages, including an early removal response, as well as remedial actions known as operable units (OUs), where EPA worked with the state on a waterline and oversaw vapor mitigation work in affected homes and a soil cleanup in the spill area.

    For the entire release, see <

  • 09 Oct 2023 3:48 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is kicking off a series of meetings beginning this week to gather input from the public on the interim environmental justice policy adopted by the agency on Sept. 16. 


  • 09 Oct 2023 3:47 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    With support from a $5M cooperative agreement awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a team of faculty and staff at the University of Connecticut will continue providing technical assistance to communities encountering the challenges of assessment, cleanup, and revitalization at brownfield sites while protecting public health and promoting environmental justice. 


  • 04 Oct 2023 3:51 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    by Melanie DaSilva, WPRI TV-12 News (Providence, RI)

    A classroom at Jorge Alvarez High School has been temporarily closed due to high levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) being detected in the air.

    The school was built on the site of a former silver factory, and specific locations in the building are tested each month.

    In an email sent to parents on Sunday, Superintendent Javier Montañez and Principal Nathan Biah said TCE was found in classroom 116.

    For the entire story, see

  • 03 Oct 2023 3:31 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    On September 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $235 million in grants available under EPA’s Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) program. These grants will help counties assess and clean up polluted and vacant brownfield sites, including sites contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, or petroleum. 


  • 28 Sep 2023 3:37 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the release of a new draft policy to implement environmental justice provisions of the historic Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act). The proposed Division of Environmental Permits Policy "Permitting and Disadvantaged Communities (DEP-23-1)" is available for public comment until Nov. 27, 2023, and provides guidance in DEC's permitting processes for considering impacts and existing burdens on New York's most vulnerable communities.

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  • 22 Sep 2023 4:15 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

    The Army Corps of Engineers is preparing the nuclear waste dump in Parks Township for remediation, which is slated to begin in spring 2025 and last about seven years.


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