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Newsroom: Press Release Archive: August 2015

August 19, 2015
7th Annual Free Electronic Waste Recycling Event
PHOENIX (August 19, 2015) – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Navajo County and City of Show Low officials will host the 7th annual free electronic waste (e-waste) recycling event for White Mountains region residents Saturday, August 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Navajo County Penrod Facility, 251 N. Penrod Rd., Show Low – east side, just south of the intersection of U.S. Highway 60 and Arizona Highway 77.
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August 17, 2015
ADEQ Update on Colorado Gold King Mine Spill
PHOENIX (August 17, 2015) – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials announced today it has examined data provided by states upstream of Lake Powell and closer to the Gold King Mine spill. ADEQ's analysis of data released by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality of samples collected about 100 miles from Lake Powell (closest Utah sample) shows that water quality conditions in the San Juan River upstream of Lake Powell are generally consistent with pre-spill conditions.
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August 12, 2015
ADEQ Hosts Free Environmental Roadshow in Winslow
PHOENIX (August 12, 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 Navajo County on Tuesday, August 25, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Winslow Council Chambers, 115 E. Second St., Winslow.
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August 10, 2015
ADEQ Responds to Animas River Spill from Gold King Mine
PHOENIX (August 10, 2015) – Any potential release that could threaten Arizona’s water supplies is cause for concern. At present, available information suggests that the Gold King Mine spill has not affected Arizona’s surface, ground or drinking water. EPA preliminary data collected within 24 hours of the spill showed that contaminant levels were 50 percent lower after moving about 10 miles downstream of the release site – Lake Powell is located another 250 miles further downstream.
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