Newsroom: Press Release Archive: September 2015

September 30, 2015
ADEQ Lifts Fish Consumption Advisory for Gila River and Tributaries
PHOENIX (September 30, 2015) – The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) announced today that it has lifted the consumption advisory for fish caught in the Gila River and its tributaries within and downstream of the Phoenix metropolitan area – this includes 100 miles of streams and 286 acres of lakes. Fish caught from these waters are no longer unsafe to eat due to banned pesticides (DDT, chlordane or toxaphene).
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September 23, 2015
ADEQ Hosts First Free Environmental Resources Roadshow in Prescott
PHOENIX (September 23, 2015) – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and partners, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Adopt a Highway Volunteer Programs and Keep Arizona Beautiful (KAZB), will conduct an “Environmental Resources Roadshow” in Yavapai County on Wed., Oct. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Prescott Police Department Training Room, 222 S. Marina St., Prescott, Yavapai County.
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September 21, 2015
ADEQ Launches E-Waste Recycling Event Toolkit to Kick Off Pollution Prevention (P2) Week
PHOENIX (September 21, 2015) – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials announced today the agency’s launch of the online ADEQ E-Waste Recycling Event Toolkit (E-waste Toolkit), which includes best practices, marketing materials, contacts, and other educational materials to continue to support and expand Arizona cities’ and town’s efforts to properly recycle their electronic waste now and in the future. Interested public, private and non-profit sector organizations, may access the E-Waste Toolkit (both English and Spanish versions) at: http://azdeq.gov/environ/waste/p2/ewastetoolkit/index.html.
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September 17, 2015
ADEQ Announces New Search Feature for Public Records
PHOENIX (September 17, 2015) – The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) announced today it now has available through its website an online search engine allowing faster, more direct access to the agency’s 19 environmental databases containing information such as a facility’s operating permits and compliance history.
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September 15, 2015
Governor Ducey Proclaims Sept. 21-27 Pollution Prevention (P2) Week
PHOENIX (September 15, 2015) – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials announced today that Governor Douglas A. Ducey has designated the week of Sept. 21-27 by proclamation as P2 Week. ADEQ invites the general public, schools, local governments, and businesses to be a part of P2 Week by incorporating activities in your daily routine that reduce, reuse and recycle waste.
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September 3, 2015
ADEQ Update – Colorado Gold King Mine Spill
PHOENIX (September 3, 2015) – As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials announced today that their analysis of water entering Lake Powell shows that the lake is safe for normal uses.
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