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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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A Big Lebowski in Little Rock: Jeff Bridges Comes to AR to Leave No Kid Hungry

Jeff Bridges - A Place at the TableIf you ask The Dude, the progress Arkansas is making towards leaving no kid hungry is a "Big Lebowski" deal. Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges is coming to little old Little Rock to celebrate the success Share Our Strength's "No Kid Hungry" campaign has had in making sure children get enough to eat.

According to Kathy Webb, executive director of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, a partner of Share Our Strength, the state has been one of the best for providing more school breakfasts. And she said that in the last year, summer feeding programs have grown by 1.6 million meals, the most in the country.

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