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R.I.’s unknown, essential lender

Residents of the Four Seasons Mobile Home Cooperative in Tiverton long have gotten water from a well at the site connected to old plastic...
RHODE ISLAND was allocated $21.7 million in funds from the Clean Water and Drinking Water state revolving funds from the EPA. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

$21.7M made available for R.I. clean water and drinking water projects

PROVIDENCE – The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday the availability of $21.7 million in funds from the Clean Water and Drinking Water state revolving...

Five Questions With: Ray Surprenant

Davico Mfg. in New Bedford prides itself in supplying hard-to-fit catalytic converters. A company started in a bay of a muffler shop in 1987,...

R.I. Health Department to test 50 water systems for toxic PFAS...

PROVIDENCE – Next week, the R.I. Department of Health and Brown University will begin testing about 50 water sources, including public wells and licensed...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH has decided to hold off on regulation a group of chemicals, called PFAS, sometimes found in water supplies and soil.

State waits on regulating ’emerging chemical of concern’

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island state health officials are holding off regulating a group of man-made chemicals used in non-stick products that are linked to...
$2.3 MILLION IN Southeast New England Program Watershed Grants have been made available for 2019.

$2.3M made available for coastal resiliency and clean water projects in...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the nonprofit Restore America’s Estuaries have made $2.3 million in competitive grants available to restore...
OVERALL POLLUTION in the U.S. increased 3.4 percent year over year in 2018, the second-biggest year-over-year increase in the past 20 years. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ROBYN BECK

Pollution got worse in 2018 thanks to 2 overlooked sectors

NEW YORK - In the debate over climate change, the heaviest polluters - think: power plants, trucks and cars - get the most attention...
THE EPA Region 1 has launched the Smart Sectors program for the maritime, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation sectors. The program will facilitate collaboration and dialogue between the EPA and the regulated sectors./ COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA N.E. launches collaboration program with maritime, food and beverage, outdoor...

PROVIDENCE - The Environmental Protection Agency New England launched a sector-based program Wednesday to work with the maritime, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation...

Cleanup efforts to continue at 4 R.I. ‘Superfund’ sites after EPA...

PROVIDENCE – The Environmental Protection Agency has completed comprehensive five-year reviews of four sites in Rhode Island that have been designated federal “Superfund” contamination...

EPA to hold informational workshop on brownfields grant

PROVIDENCE – An informational workshop on the brownfields grant application will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 12.The session is...
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