Newsroom: Press Release Archive: July 2011

July 28, 2011
ADEQ Announces Free Electronics Waste Recycling Event on Aug. 27 at Wal-Mart Shopping Lot in Show Low
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality begins the third year of its Free Electronics Waste Recycling Program on Saturday, Aug. 27 with a collection event in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in Show Low, 5401 S. White Mountain Rd., from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
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Free E-Waste Recycling Event

July 20, 2011
ADEQ Announces Mercury Fish Consumption Advisories for Tonto Creek Near Bear Flat Campground to Roosevelt Lake
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, in association with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Arizona Department of Health Services, has issued a fish consumption advisory recommending that people not eat certain fish caught from a 51-mile stretch of Tonto Creek in Gila County between Hellsgate Wilderness, located one mile downstream of Bear Flat Campground, and Roosevelt Lake.
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Fish Consumption Advisories Fact Sheet

July 14, 2011
Freeport-McMoRan Morenci Inc. Agrees to $150,000 Settlement to Resolve Water Quality Violations from 2008 Spill
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Arizona Attorney General's Office announced today that Freeport-McMoRan Morenci Inc. has agreed to a $150,000 settlement for releasing 168,000 gallons of sulfuric acid and heavy metals from a pipeline into Lower Chase Creek, a tributary of the San Francisco River.
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July 8, 2011
Bostwick Laboratories Inc. of Tempe to Pay $129,900 Civil Penalty to Resolve Hazardous Waste Violations in Maricopa County
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Arizona Attorney General's Office announced today that Bostwick Laboratories Inc. of Tempe has agreed to pay a $129,900 civil penalty under a consent judgment for hazardous waste violations.
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July 1, 2011
ADEQ Issues an Ozone High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Saturday, July 2, 2011
A high-pressure system re-established itself over the Phoenix metropolitan area Friday and is expected to continue throughout the weekend. This system will likely result in the trapping and accumulation of ozone and the pollutant's precursors in the Valley's air.
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