Senator Carper Applauds Final EPA Drinking Water Standard for PFAS Chemicals

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Senator Tom Carper applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final national standard for (PFAS) in drinking water. EPA anticipates that if fully implemented, the rule would prevent thousands of deaths and reduce tens of thousands of serious PFAS-attributable illnesses. Senator Carper says that the EPA has taken a historic step to protect public health with…

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$500-million Available in 1st Round Funding through EPA For Clean School Buses

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U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today applauded the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement of $500 million being available through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for school districts and other eligible school bus operators and contractors to begin replacing the nation’s fleet of school buses with clean, American-made,…

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US Energy Secretary Visits Del. To Highlight Energy Efficiency, Infrastructure

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Senator Tom Carper visited New Castle County Wednesday (photo courtesy of Senator Tom Carper, shared on Twitter)
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During a visit to Delaware Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm – recently under fire for laughing off a question about high prices during an interview – took part in an announcement that the U.S. Department of Energy has upgraded one-million homes with energy efficiency improvements through the Home performance with ENERGY STAR program.…

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Diesel Fuel Spills At Indian River Power Plant

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources Emergency Response Team, the EPA and the US Coast Guard responded to a diesel fuel spill at the Indian River power plant Wednesday. The plant is operated by NRG, which issued a statement: “NRG takes protection of the environment and compliance with all environmental regulations seriously. Unfortunately, NRG experienced…

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Blades Groundwater Site Added to Superfund Priority List

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A groundwater site in Blades has been added to the U.S. E.P.A. Superfund National Priorities List. The federal commitment clears the way for remedial action funded under the Superfund program. EPA will conduct a remedial investigation and feasibility study to determine the nature and extent of contamination, determine risks to human health and the environment,…

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EPA urges Americans to only flush toilet paper amid coronavirus pandemic

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging all Americans to only flush toilet paper, not disinfecting wipes or other non-flushable items that should be disposed of in the trash. Flushing only toilet paper helps ensure that the toilets, plumbing, sewer systems and septic systems will continue working properly to safely manage the nation’s wastewater.…

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Blades Goundwater Site Proposed for Superfund List

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DNREC on Friday announced that the EPA has proposed the Blades Groundwater site to the Superfund National Priorities List.  The list is sites that have seen releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants requiring evaluation for possible remediation – financed under the federal Superfund program.  The EPA would also use Superfund authority and resources to…

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Carper & Coons Win Delay in EPA Air Emissions Reporting for Farmers

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A big win for Delaware farmers and farmers across the country  thanks to US Senators Carper and Coons.  The DC Circuit Court of Appeals approved a motion to delay the deadline for reporting air emissions for poultry and other livestock farmers until May 1 of this year.  Both Senators say guidance for farmers has been…

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