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Tetra Tech Wins $35 million Sediment Remediation Contract

by Tetra Tech  (Apr. 14, 2015)

Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the District of Columbia (D.C.) Department of the Environment has awarded the Company a $35 million general environmental services contract that includes technical support services related to the assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments in the tidal portion of the Anacostia River, a ...

EPA Settlement with Jefferson County, Mo., Property Owner Results in Watershed Restoration

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 2, 2015)

EPA Region 7 has reached a settlement with a Jefferson County, Mo., property owner to resolve Clean Water Act violations involving unpermitted discharges of pollutants into an unnamed tributary of Belews Creek. As part of the settlement, Greg Schellert has agreed to pay a penalty of $30,000 and fully restore the impacted portion of the tributary. ...

EPA and Arkansas Restore Fayetteville’s Streams

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 9, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $300,000 to the Arkansas Natural Resource Commission (ANRC) to reduce sediment and phosphorus—enhancing the ecology of the West Fork White River watershed. EPA’s grant will help the ANRC fund a nonpoint-source management project that will help restore an unstable ...

Settlement For $8.75 Million Reached at Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site in North Providence, R.I.

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 17, 2015)

EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a settlement with New England Container Company, Inc. (NECC) relating to the Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site, located in North Providence, R.I. Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged on April 10 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, NECC will make a ...

EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Reduce Runoff that Contributes to Algal Blooms

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 26, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of 14 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling over $17 million to fund projects that will improve Great Lakes water quality by preventing phosphorus runoff and soil erosion that contribute to algal blooms and by reducing suspended sediments in Great Lakes tributaries. ...

EPA Awarding Grants to Protect and Restore Wetlands

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 27, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands. The National Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, intertribal consortia, and non-profit organizations with funding to develop and refine comprehensive state, ...

XTO Energy, Inc. to Restore Areas Damaged by Natural Gas Extraction Activities

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 22, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced today that XTO Energy, Inc., (XTO) a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, the nation’s largest holder of natural gas reserves, will spend an estimated $3 million to restore eight sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands. XTO will ...

New tool predicts ecosystem restoration success

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 20, 2014)

A new approach to predicting whether a degraded ecosystem can be successfully restored is presented in a recent study. The researchers who developed it show how it works with the case of peatland restoration. Their method uses a computer model to link restoration success or failure with plant species and management techniques on the sites. ...

EPA Presidential Advisory Committee Issues Report on Ecological Restoration in the U.S. - Mexico Border Region

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 8, 2014)

The Board is an independent federal advisory committee that develops recommendations to the president on U.S. - Mexico border environment and infrastructure issues. The report, “Ecological Restoration in the U.S. - Mexico Border Region,” was accepted by CEQ on behalf of President Obama. “The rapid population growth of the region ...

San Antonio and EPA Unite to Restore San Antonio River Basin

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 29, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and thirteen other federal partners are teaming up with San Antonio to revitalize the San Antonio River Basin and improve the local community. This partnership will reconnect local communities, particularly those that are overburdened or economically distressed, with their waterways. Improving ...

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