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WOONSOCKET has been selected to receive $300,000 from the EPA for brownfields assessment. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA awards Woonsocket $300K for site assessments and preparation

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket will receive $300,000 in Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields assessment funding and assistance, the EPA announced Wednesday. The funds will...
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY officials announced a Pawtucket developer had agreed to pay a $82,000 fine to settle allegation of improper storage and management of toxic chemicals.

Pawtucket developer agrees to pay $82K to settle toxic chemical allegations

EAST PROVIDENCE – A local developer has agreed to pay a $82,000 federal fine to settle claims it improperly stored toxic chemicals at a...
IMPROVED INDUSTRY: Patrice Milos, president and CEO of Medley Genomics in Providence, says she’s seen improvement in the number of industry women in science with Ph.D.s.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Milos advances genomics innovation, this time on home turf

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Patrice Milos, Medley Genomics PATRICE MILOS, president and CEO of Providence startup Medley Genomics, is no stranger to Rhode...
RHODE ISLAND will receive $200,000 to help monitor water quality at local beaches and to notify residents when bacteria levels are too high for safe swimming. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

R.I. to receive $200K for beach water monitoring from EPA

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $200,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to develop and implement monitoring and notification programs for water quality at...

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...

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