Newsroom: Press Release Archive: October 2008

Oct. 28, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Announces More Green Auto Shops
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens today announced that three more auto shops have joined ADEQ's Green Automotive Shops program, which recognizes and encourages environmentally friendly practices at automotive repair facilities throughout the state.
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Oct. 20, 2008
ADEQ Issues Air Quality Permit For Acid Facility at Safford Mine in Graham County
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ has issued a final revised air quality permit for the Freeport-McMoRan mine near Safford in Graham County to enable the company to build a facility to produce sulfuric acid needed in the mining operations.
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Oct. 17, 2008
ADEQ Cleans Up Diesel Emissions in South Phoenix
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens announced today that work has been completed on a project funded by ADEQ to install emissions-control devices on a number of diesel powered vehicles and other machines operating in South Phoenix.
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Oct. 9, 2008
ADEQ Director Steve Owens Named President of National State Environmental Directors Association
PHOENIX: ADEQ Director Steve Owens has been elected President of the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the national association of directors of state environmental protection agencies throughout the United States.
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Oct. 7, 2008
Governor Napolitano Proclaims October as "Children's Environmental Health Month"
PHOENIX: Governor Janet Napolitano has proclaimed October as "Children's Environmental Health Month," an action that emphasizes the importance of efforts to protect Arizona's children from harmful pollutants, according to Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens.
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Oct. 3, 2008
ADEQ Reaches Settlement with Asarco to Clean Up Contamination at Helvetia Mine Site near Tucson
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ has reached an agreement with Asarco LLC to have Asarco fund an investigation and clean up a contaminated former mining site south of Tucson as part of Asarco's bankruptcy settlement overseen by U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Texas.
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