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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

EPA employs 17,000 people across the country, including our headquarters offices in Washington, DC, 10 regional offices, and more than a dozen labs. Our staff are highly educated and technically trained; more than half are engineers, scientists, and policy analysts. In addition, a large number of employees are legal, public affairs, financial, information management and computer specialists.


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Buchanan County, VA, To Receive EPA Planning Assistance For Water Infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Buchanan County, Virginia, and nine other local governments around the nation will receive a total of $500,000 in financial and technical guidance to invest in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.

EPA urges residents to test homes for radon

Radon occurs naturally from the decay of uranium in the soil and can accumulate to dangerous levels inside the home. Elevated levels of the colorless, odorless gas are the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is a nationwide problem that can be found in schools, houses, townhomes and condos of all shapes and sizes. The only way to know if your home has radon is to test for it.

EPA Awards $800,000 in Brownfields Grants to Assess Properties in Montgomery County’s Norristown, Pottstown...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of $800,000 in brownfields grants: $400,000 to the Municipality of Norristown and $400,000 to the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority. The funding will be used to assess abandoned industrial sites in Norristown and Pottstown, Pa., that may be potentially contaminated with hazardous substances so they can be cleaned up and redeveloped

EPA Announces $600,000 in Brownfields Grants to Philadelphia Redevelopment Authorities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three brownfields grants for a total of $600,000 - $400,000 to the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development and $200,000 to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. The grants will support efforts underway in assessing brownfields sites that are potentially contaminated with petroleum and hazardous substances so they can be cleaned up and redeveloped into beneficial spaces. Brownfields are properties where real or suspected environmental contamination has prevented productive reuse.

Strategy to Reduce District’s Sewer Overflows Will Include Green Infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the District of Columbia (District) and DC Water today announced an agreement to modify a 2005 federal consent decree (CD) allowing DC Water to incorporate green infrastructure in its long-term strategy for curtailing combined sewer overflows (CSOs).

EPA Grant Will Help Northampton Redevelop More Properties

PHILADELPHIA, PA - September 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced $650,000 in funding to Northampton County, Pa. This is the fourth EPA brownfields grant awarded to the County to clean up contaminated properties for potential redevelopment.

EPA Grant to Turtle Creek Valley Council of Governments will help assess Allegheny County...

PHILADELPHIA, PA - August 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $600,000 Brownfields Coalition Assessment Grant to the Turtle Creek Valley Council of Governments to identify and assess potentially contaminated sites in southeast Allegheny County for cleanup and redevelopment.

EPA Sponsors Free Integrated Pest Management (Pest Control) Training for Multi-family Housing to be...

PHILADELPHIA, PA - August 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attention multi-family property owners, property managers and maintenance staff, pest control operators and residents.


PHA To Use On-line Housing Applications For First Time

Philadelphia, PA - March 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Philadelphia Housing Authority announced today it would begin accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program on-line, through its Web site,


Governor Wolf Joins Philadelphia Officials for Funding Announcement on I-95

Governor Tom Wolf today joined PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, Mayor Jim Kenney and Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation for a funding announcement and update on the future reconstruction of Interstate 95 in the city.