Newsroom: Press Release Archive: December 2008

Dec. 31, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Announces Waste Cleanup from Illegal Border Crossings in Douglas Area of Cochise County
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ has organized a cleanup on Thursday, Jan. 8 northeast of Douglas near U.S. Highway 80 to remove waste discarded by undocumented migrants on trails across ranch land in the area.
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Dec. 30, 2008
Particulate Air Pollution Boosts Risk of Asthma Attacks in Children, ADEQ Study Shows
PHOENIX: A study released today by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) shows that asthma attacks and other asthma symptoms in children aged 5-18 increased by nearly 14 percent on days with elevated levels of particulate matter pollution, called PM10, during 2005-2006.
Children's Health Grant Challenge Project Report
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Dec. 29, 2008
ADEQ Issues Second High Pollution Advisory of Season for Particulate Matter for Tuesday, Dec. 30
PHOENIX: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Tuesday, Dec. 30 for the Phoenix metropolitan area because of forecast weather conditions that are expected to be conducive for unhealthy levels of fine Particulate Matter 2.5 microns and smaller (PM2.5), primarily smoke and soot generated by burning wood in indoor and outdoor fireplaces and emissions from motor vehicles.
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Dec. 26, 2008
ADEQ Issues First High Pollution Advisory of Season for Particulate Matter for Sunday, Dec. 28
PHOENIX: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Sunday, Dec. 28 for the Phoenix metropolitan area because of forecast weather conditions that are expected to be conducive for unhealthy levels of fine Particulate Matter 2.5 microns and smaller (PM2.5), primarily smoke and soot generated by burning wood in indoor and outdoor fireplaces and emissions from motor vehicles.
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Dec. 24, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Launches New ADEQ Web Page to Provide Air Quality Data to Communities Affected by Pollution from Prescribed Burns
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ has created a Web page to provide communities affected by smoke and other particulate matter (PM) pollution from prescribed forest burns and other fires with data on air quality in their area.
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Dec. 22, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Dedicates New Vehicle Emission Inspection Station in Apache Junction
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens on Monday dedicated the Valley's latest vehicle inspection (VEI) station, located at 565 E. 38th Avenue in Apache Junction.
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Dec. 19, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Dedicates New Vehicle Emission Inspection Station in Goodyear
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens on Friday dedicated the Valley's latest vehicle inspection (VEI) station, located at 16140 W. Eddie Albert Way in Goodyear.
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Dec. 11, 2008
EPA and ADEQ Honor Arizona's Environmental Business Leaders
PHOENIX: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) today celebrated the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement on Arizona Performance Track and recognized seven members of the program.
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Dec. 3, 2008
Regulatory Review Council Approves ADEQ Standards to Protect Arizona Waters from Pollution
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that the Governor's Regulatory Review Council (GRRC) has approved standards developed by ADEQ to protect surface water quality throughout the state. GRRC is the state body required to review regulations of state agencies before they can become law.
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Dec. 1, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Announces Waste Cleanup from Illegal Border Crossings in Arivaca Area of Pima County
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ will participate in a cleanup on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7, near the community of Arivaca to remove waste discarded by undocumented migrants on trails in prime hunting habitat.
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