Newsroom: Press Release Archive: July 2012

July 30, 2012
ADEQ Issues Aquifer Protection Permit to Arizona Solar One for Solana's huge generating station near Gila Bend
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that an aquifer protection permit has been issued to Arizona Solar One LLC to operate Solana Generating Station near Gila Bend, which is expected to be Arizona's largest solar electric generating station.
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July 23, 2012
ADEQ Officials Announce New Water Quality General Permits Available for Wastewater Treatment Plants
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that two new streamlined water quality control permits are now available for operation of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) that discharge effluent to surface water throughout the state.
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July 19, 2012
ADEQ Issues an Ozone High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Friday, June 20
The HPA is being issued because thunderstorms are expected to form over the mountains of eastern Arizona and drift eastward toward the Valley. The east to west flow is expected to trap ozone in the Phoenix area, leading to possible violations of ozone health standards in the central and west parts of the Valley.
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July 11, 2012
ADEQ Announces First Free Electronics Waste Recycling Event on Navajo Nation in Ganado on Saturday, July 28
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that they will sponsor their first Free Electronic Waste Recycling Event on the Navajo Nation in the community of Ganado at the community's fieldhouse on Saturday, July 28 from 8 a.m. until noon. The fieldhouse is located just north of Arizona Highway 264.
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Free E-Waste Recycling Event

July 2, 2012
Natural Resource Injury Case Settled for Freeport-McMoRan Morenci Mine
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona has approved a $6.8 million settlement among the State of Arizona, the U.S. Department of the Interior through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Freeport-McMoRan Corporation and subsidiaries (Freeport) for natural resource damages under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) resulting from the release of hazardous substances from the Freeport Morenci mine, located in east-central Arizona.
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