Newsroom: Press Release Archive: May 2009

May 28, 2009
ADEQ to Participate in Cleanup from Illegal Border Crossings in Madera Canyon Area of Pima County on Saturday, May 30
PHOENIX: Officials from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Coronado National Forest will partner with local volunteer groups in a cleanup Saturday in Madera Canyon, southeast of Green Valley, to remove waste discarded by undocumented migrants on area trails.
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May 19, 2009
Gov. Brewer Approves $30 Million in ASARCO Settlements to Clean up Former Mine Sites and Compensate Arizona for Natural Resource Damages
PHOENIX: Governor Jan Brewer announced today the participation of Arizona in two settlements, valued at about $30 million in cash and land transfers to the State, with the copper mining company ASARCO. The settlements were filed last month in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Texas and are awaiting approval.
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May 11, 2009
ADEQ Awards $188,000 Watershed Improvement Plan Grant to Upper Gila Watershed Partnership in Greenlee County
PHOENIX: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is awarding a grant of $188,436 to the Upper Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona in Greenlee County to clean up the water in the San Francisco River and Blue River.
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May 11, 2009
State's First Biohazardous Medical Waste Civil Penalty Costs Phoenix Veterinary Laboratory $80,000
PHOENIX: In the State of Arizona's first civil penalty for biohazardous medical waste violations, a Phoenix veterinary laboratory will pay $80,000 in civil penalties for routinely throwing the improperly treated waste into a trash dumpster, ADEQ officials and Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today.
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May 8, 2009
ADEQ Awards Nearly $300,000 Watershed Improvement Plan Grant to Prescott Creeks Preservation Association
PHOENIX: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has awarded a grant of $299,961 to the Prescott Creeks Preservation Association to reduce the level of pollutants in the Granite Creek Watershed.
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May 8, 2009
Fuel Processing Operators to Pay $10,000 for Air Quality Violations in Maricopa County
PHOENIX: Fuel Processing Operators, LLC will pay $10,000 under a Civil Consent Judgment with Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) for air quality violations at its facility in El Mirage, ADEQ Acting Director Patrick Cunningham announced today.
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May 5, 2009
ADEQ Issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory for Phoenix Metropolitan Area Wednesday, May 6
PHOENIX: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Wednesday, May 6 for the Phoenix metropolitan area because high temperatures, low winds and clear, sunny weather are expected to cause unhealthy levels of ozone.
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May 1, 2009
ADEQ Issues Same-Day High Pollution Advisory for Ozone for Phoenix Metropolitan Area for Friday, May 1
PHOENIX: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a same-day High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Friday, May 1 for the Phoenix metropolitan area because weather conditions are expected to cause unhealthy levels of ozone.
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May 1, 2009
Sixteen New Members Added in Largest Expansion Ever to ADEQ's Green Business Automotive Program
PHOENIX: Sixteen new auto shops around the state have been added to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's Green Business Automotive Program in the largest expansion in the four-year history of the program, which recognizes and encourages environmentally friendly car repair practices.
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