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EPA Proposes to Add West Texas Site to National Priorities List to Reduce Risk to Public Health and Environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to add a contaminated groundwater plume in Winkler Co., Texas, to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) of the nation’s most contaminated sites.

“Drinking water is precious in Texas, and protecting its sources is a vital part of EPA’s mission,” said Regional Administrator Ron Curry. “Proposing this site to the NPL is the first step in cleaning up the contamination.”

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Austin Student Recipient of President's Environmental Youth Award

A student who founded an environmental group with over 200 members is among the national winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s Presidential Environmental Youth Award (PEYA). Drew Buerger, a student from Austin, Texas, started the Casis Forest Club to encourage his peers to restore and protect a three-acre area behind his school.

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