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EPA Selects Pine Bluff, AR, Site for New Brownfield Investment Grant to Boost Local Economy, Leverage Job Creation

171 communities nationwide receive funding for cleaning and redeveloping contaminated sites

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the city of Pine Bluff, AR, will receive $200,000 to clean up a downtown site. Nationwide, 171 communities will receive 264 grants totaling $67 million in brownfields funding to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment.

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Walmart and Wild Oats Launch Effort to Drive Down Organic Food Prices

Wild Oats - Walmart partnershipNation’s Largest Grocer Works with Organics Pioneer to Relaunch Brand and Save Customers 25 Percent or More on Organic Groceries

Walmart, the nation’s largest grocer, announced today it will carry Wild Oats organic food items. Originally introduced in 1987, Wild Oats will relaunch at Walmart starting this month with a new, more affordable price point on quality products covering a broad variety of categories – from salsa and pasta sauce to quinoa and chicken broth. Customers will save 25 percent or more when comparing Wild Oats to national brand organic products.*

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EPA Develops Workforce in Camden, Arkansas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected the City of Camden, Ark. for an Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grant of $200,000. The grant will support local work to recruit, train, and place individuals in jobs that address environmental challenges in the Camden area. The grant is part of $3.6 million awarded to 17 other grantees across the U.S.

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EPA Settlement Protects Arkansas Community

Company will invest $750,000 for environmental project

In an effort to protect local citizens from the dangers of hazardous waste, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently ordered Clean Harbors El Dorado, L.L.C. to pay a $581,236 penalty for improperly identifying and disposing of hazardous waste, improper storage of hazardous waste, and failure to comply with air emissions standards at its El Dorado, Ark. incineration facility.

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EPA Adds Union County, AR, Refinery Site to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites

Seven hazardous waste sites added, five proposed nationally

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added the MacMillan Ring-Free Oil site in Union County, Arkansas, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country.

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Therma-Flite Expansion in El Dorado, Arkansas Changes Economic Climate

Therma-Flite expands facility in El Dorado, Arkansas providing opportunity for growth in the local community. The expansion is the result of the massive growth of the company.

Therma-Flite announces expansion at its El Dorado, Arkansas facility. The expansion of the El Dorado facility is set to be completed in two phases and will more than double the square-footage of Therma-Flite's El Dorado location. The expansion is a result of an early building buyout of the Champagnolle Road facility leased by Therma-Flite and is expected to have a significant impact on the economic development of the city.

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