Newsroom: Press Release Archive: June 2009

June 29, 2009
ADEQ Announces Asbestos Awareness Seminar to be held Friday, July 17, in Flagstaff to Assist in Compliance
Officials from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality announced today that the agency will conduct an Asbestos Awareness Seminar on Friday, July 17, in Flagstaff to help demolition and renovation contractors and other city residents comply with asbestos regulations.
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June 24, 2009
ADEQ Issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory For Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is issuing a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) Wednesday, June 24 for ozone.
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June 22, 2009
Former EPA Top Water Administrator Benjamin H. Grumbles Starts New Job Today as ADEQ's Director
PHOENIX: Benjamin H. Grumbles, who was the longest-serving administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's national water program, takes over today as director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
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June 19, 2009
Hayes Selected ADEQ's New Acting Community Liaison for Southwest Arizona in Yuma and La Paz Counties
PHOENIX: A long-time community involvement coordinator for the state Superfund program has been selected Acting Southwest Arizona Community Liaison for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
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June 18, 2009
ADEQ Grants Arizona Game & Fish Department $74,000 to Protect Little Colorado River and Threatened Species
PHOENIX: More than 1,000 feet of eroding stream banks along the Little Colorado River in Apache County will be repaired to help protect two threatened fish species under a $74,145 Water Quality Improvement Grant awarded by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
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June 18, 2009
$25,000 ADEQ Water Quality Improvement Grant to Protect Flagstaff Pond from Dog Park Runoff
PHOENIX: Francis Short Pond, the only permanent body of water in Flagstaff, will be protected from contamination by storm water runoff from an adjoining dog park under a $25,164 Water Quality Improvement Grant to the city from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
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June 17, 2009
ADEQ Awards $37,453 Water Quality Improvement Grant for Erosion Management Near Arcosanti in Yavapai County
PHOENIX: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality(ADEQ) has awarded a $37,453 Water Quality Improvement Grant to the Cosanti Foundation for a project to control bank erosion and sediment runoff into the Agua Fria River.
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June 17, 2009
ADEQ Grants $43,000 to Gila Watershed Partnership for New Well to Help Protect San Francisco River in Greenlee County
PHOENIX: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has awarded a $42,750 Water Quality Improvement Grant to the Gila Watershed Partnership for a project to reduce waste from ranch animals in the San Francisco River.
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June 16, 2009
ADEQ Awards Water Quality Improvement Grant of $12,850 to Town of Gila Bend to Preserve Soil at Hohokam Village Site
PHOENIX: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has announced a $12,850 Water Quality Improvement Grant to the Town of Gila Bend to protect the ruins of a thousand-year-old Hohokam village from erosion and runoff from storm water.
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June 8, 2009
ADEQ Urges Owners to Recycle Old Analog TV Sets as Transition to Digital Approaches on June 12
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials are urging all owners of old analog television sets to recycle them rather than tossing them in the trash as the June 12 deadline to digital TV rapidly approaches.
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June 4, 2009
ADEQ Building Named "Best State Agency Building" by Readers of Arizona Capitol Times
PHOENIX: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) building, located at 1110 W. Washington Street in Phoenix, took first place in the "Best State Agency Building" category for the Arizona Capitol Times' "Best of the Capitol" contest.
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June 2, 2009
Three More Valley Electroplating Companies Brought Into Compliance Through ADEQ's "Plating Initiative"
PHOENIX: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has entered into two Consent Judgments in Maricopa County Superior Court and one Administrative Order with three Valley metal plating businesses in the latest phase of the ADEQ "Plating Initiative."
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