Newsroom: Press Release Archive: April 2008

April 25, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Announces $800,000 in Funding to Construct and Operate Drinking Water Treatment System for Valle Verde Water Company in Nogales
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens today announced that ADEQ will provide an estimated $800,000 to fund the construction and operation of a water treatment system for Valle Verde Water Company in Nogales. ADEQ is providing the funds from its Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF), which addresses soil and groundwater contamination.
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April 23, 2008
ADEQ Issues First 2008 High Pollution Advisory for Ozone for Thursday, April 24
PHOENIX: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for the Phoenix metropolitan area due to forecast weather conditions on Thursday, April 24 expected to generate levels of ozone that may exceed the federal health standard.
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April 22, 2008
ADEQ Director Steve Owens Announces Recycling Scholarship Winners
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens today announced that ADEQ has awarded scholarships of $1,000 each under the department's Recycling Scholarship Program to 10 Arizona high school seniors throughout the state.
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April 21, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Announces IMC Magnetics of Tempe to Pay $130,000 Penalty for Hazardous Waste Violations
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that IMC Magnetics Corp. will pay $130,000 for violations of federal and state regulations involving the handling and storage of hazardous waste at its facility at 1900 E. Fifth Street in Tempe.
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April 17, 2008
ADEQ Program to Help Schools with Underground Storage Tanks Wins Award for Environmental Achievement from EPA
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ's initiative to clean up contamination from leaking Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) on school property and prevent future leaks from USTs has won a 2008 Environmental Achievement Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 9.
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April 14, 2008
ADEQ Supports Student Technology Recycling Program
PHOENIX: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is helping to promote Computer Recycle Day, Saturday, April 19, 8 a.m. - noon, when technology users can recycle old equipment at Valley locations.
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April 11, 2008
ADEQ and Director Owens Honored as 'Clean Air Champions' by Clean Cities Coalitions
PHOENIX: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Director Steve Owens have been honored as "Clean Air Champions" by the Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition, Inc. and Tucson Regional Clean Cities Coalition.
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April 10, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Announces Asbestos Awareness Seminars under ADEQ's Route 66 Asbestos Initiative
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ is launching a series of Asbestos Awareness Seminars to help demolition and renovation contractors and small communities comply with asbestos regulations.
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April 7, 2008
ADEQ Receives $200,000 EPA Grant For Help in Funding Clean School Buses
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding ADEQ $200,000 to help fund low-emission school buses in Arizona.
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April 4, 2008
Willcox and Safford Become First Communities to Join ADEQ's Small Communities Compliance Assistance Program
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens announced today that the City of Willcox in Cochise County and the City of Safford in Graham County have become the first small municipalities in Arizona to participate in ADEQ's statewide program to help communities comply with state and federal environmental regulations.
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April 3, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Announces $69,000 Penalty Against Arizona American Water Company for TCE Drinking Water Contamination in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens today announced that Arizona American Water company will pay $69,000 in penalties for water quality violations in which its customers in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley received drinking water with levels of TCE (trichloroethylene) in excess of federal health standards.
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April 2, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Announces $140,000 Penalty against UPCO for Hazardous Waste and Air Quality Violations
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that Universal Propulsion Company (UPCO) will pay a $140,000 civil penalty for hazardous waste and air quality violations at the company's Propulsion Systems facility located at 25401 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix.
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April 2, 2008
ADEQ Sponsors Conference on Redevelopment Along Historic Route 66 Corridor in Kingman
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ is playing host to a conference in Kingman on Tuesday, April 15 to explore economic redevelopment opportunities for contaminated properties in all communities along historic Route 66 in Northern Arizona.
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