Newsroom: Press Release Archive: December 2009

Dec. 31, 2009
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is issuing a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) January 01, 2010 for Particulate Matter-2.5
The HPA is being issued because clear skies, cool nighttime temperatures and very light surface winds on New Year's Day are expected to create a strong inversion which will trap pollutants near the surface, resulting in poor air quality.
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Dec. 30, 2009
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is issuing a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) December 31, 2009 for Particulate Matter-2.5
The HPA is being issued because clear skies and cool nighttime temperatures on New Year's Eve are expected to create a strong inversion which will trap pollutants near the surface, resulting in poor air quality.
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Dec. 25, 2009
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is issuing a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) Saturday, Dec. 26 and Sunday, Dec. 27 for Particulate Matter-2.5
The HPA is being issued because PM-2.5 concentrations rose considerably after 5 p.m. Thursday, fueled in large part because of burning wood in fireplaces, and continued through the night.
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Dec. 22, 2009
ADEQ Announces that 75 percent of Federal Stimulus Funds for cleaning up Leaking Storage Tanks at use in field
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that an impressive 75 percent of funding provided through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 to clean up leaking underground storage tank (LUST) sites throughout the state is already being used for ongoing projects.
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Dec. 14, 2009
AT&T, State Dept. Of Environmental Quality, Arizona Recycling Coalition Encourage Consumers To Recycle Cell Phones
Joining forces with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the Arizona Recycling Coalition, AT&T* today called on consumers to help the environment by recycling old cell phones when "trading up" over the holidays.
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Dec. 14, 2009
ADEQ Director Grumbles Selects Darwin New Deputy Director Along with Other Leadership Changes
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Benjamin H. Grumbles announced today that Administrative Counsel Henry Darwin will become ADEQ's new deputy director beginning in January along with other leadership changes in the agency.
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Dec. 10, 2009
Super Radiator Coils of Phoenix to Pay $85,000 Penalty to Resolve Hazardous Waste Management Violations
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Arizona Attorney General's Office announced today that a Phoenix company which manufactures parts for the cooling and heating industry has agreed to pay an $85,000 penalty under a consent judgment for treating hazardous waste without a permit, not labeling the waste correctly and not complying with training requirements for the handling of hazardous waste.
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Dec. 7, 2009
ADEQ Announces 3 Workshops for Those Wanting to Apply for Water Quality Improvement Grants
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today three different opportunities for those interested in applying for Water Quality Improvement Grants to attend workshops about the grant cycle sponsored by the agency.
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Dec. 4, 2009
Pinetop-Lakeside Sanitary District Joins ADEQ's Small Communities Environmental Compliance Assistance Program
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that the Pinetop-Lakeside Sanitary District in Navajo County is the first wastewater or water district to participate in ADEQ' statewide program to help communities comply with state and federal environmental regulations.
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