EPA http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Authorities Awarded $1.6 M To Redevelop Brownfields http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-authorities-awarded-16-m-redevelop-brownfields <p>Three Missouri agencies will receive $1.6 million in federal funds to cleanup and redevelop contaminated properties.</p><p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that it has selected public authorities in St. Louis, Springfield and Jefferson City, to receive the funding as part of its $15 million supplemental revolving loan funds (RLF).</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:57:31 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 28323 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Authorities Awarded $1.6 M To Redevelop Brownfields Morning headlines: Thursday, September 13, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-september-13-2012 <p><strong>New report: "vast improvements" at John Cochran VA Medical Center</strong></p><p>A new government report says the John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis has made "vast improvements" after an earlier report noted problems.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:34:19 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 4588 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, September 13, 2012 Court vacates EPA rule limiting cross-state power plant pollution http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/court-vacates-epa-rule-limiting-cross-state-power-plant-pollution <p><strong>Updated 4 p.m.</strong></p><p>A federal appeals court <a href="http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/19346B280C78405C85257A61004DC0E5/$file/11-1302-1390314.pdf">has vacated</a> an EPA rule that would have limited the amount of power plant pollution that drifts across state lines. The impact of the ruling by the three-judge panel will be felt in Missouri.</p><p>The EPA passed the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/crossstaterule/">Cross-State Air Pollution Rule</a> last summer.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:42:38 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4372 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Court vacates EPA rule limiting cross-state power plant pollution St. Louis to get $400,000 from EPA to clean up polluted sites http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-get-400000-epa-clean-polluted-sites <p>The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $400,000 in grants to the <a href="http://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/sldc/">St. Louis Development Corporation</a>. The funds will be used to assess and plan for cleaning up hazardous substances.</p><p>EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks says the Agency has a long history of working with the SLDC to clean up contaminated properties, also known as <a href="http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/">brownfields</a>.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 22:36:18 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3779 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis to get $400,000 from EPA to clean up polluted sites Environmental groups sue EPA to limit nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmental-groups-sue-epa-limit-nutrient-pollution-mississippi-river-basin <p><em>Updated 4:43 p.m. with comment from Glynnis Collins of the Prairie Rivers Network.</em></p><p>A coalition of environmental groups is taking legal action to push the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to limit nutrient pollution.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:46:13 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3267 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Environmental groups sue EPA to limit nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin EPA to hold community meeting to discuss Carter Carburetor cleanup http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-hold-community-meeting-discuss-carter-carburetor-cleanup <p>The Environmental Protection Agency will hold <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region07/factsheets/2012/epa_3rd_roundtable_carter_carb_stl_mo.htm">another community meeting</a> on Tuesday evening, to talk about the cleanup of the former Carter Carburetor plant in north St. Louis.</p><p>This is the third community meeting the EPA has held to discuss the cleanup.</p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3095 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA to hold community meeting to discuss Carter Carburetor cleanup Old North St. Louis neighborhood wins national "smart growth" award http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/old-north-st-louis-neighborhood-wins-national-smart-growth-award <p><strong>Updated 5:01 p.m. with comment from EPA, and 6:05 with comment from Sean Thomas.</strong></p><p>Old North St. Louis has won the Environmental Protection Agency&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/awards/sg_awards_publication_2011.htm">2011 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement</a>.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 00:13:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2586 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Old North St. Louis neighborhood wins national "smart growth" award Report ranks St. Louis 10th smoggiest U.S. city http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-ranks-st-louis-10th-smoggiest-us-city <p>A <a href="http://www.environmentamerica.org/environmentmissouri/news/reports/repower-america/repower-america3/danger-in-the-air-unhealthy-air-days-in-2010-and-2011">new report</a> released today by the advocacy group <a href="http://www.environmentamerica.org/environmentmissouri">Environment Missouri</a> ranks St. Louis as the 10th smoggiest metropolitan area in the country.</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:50:37 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2104 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report ranks St. Louis 10th smoggiest U.S. city Metro East: demolition of former Chemetco copper smelter moves forward http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-east-demolition-former-chemetco-copper-smelter-moves-forward <p>Demolition of the former <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=202467898422525235363.0004acd7747bbb5a8089f&amp;msa=0&amp;ll=38.79782,-90.098222&amp;spn=0.006338,0.009645">Chemetco copper smelter</a> took another step forward on Tuesday. The demolition is the start of a long clean-up process for the hazardous Metro East eyesore.</p><p><a href="http://www.epa.state.il.us/environmental-progress/v26/n4/sealed-smelter.html">The Illinois EPA</a> is overseeing the dismantling of the smelter buildings, which began last year.</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 22:28:10 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2043 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro East: demolition of former Chemetco copper smelter moves forward Washington University cited for lead paint violation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/washington-university-cited-lead-paint-violation <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is fining Washington University for failing to tell tenants about <a href="http://www.epa.gov/lead/index.html">lead paint hazards</a> in some of its married student housing units. The violation will cost the university close to $28,000.</p><p>The civil settlement involves three rental apartments northeast of Washington University&rsquo;s Danforth campus.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:02:47 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1967 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Washington University cited for lead paint violation