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EPA Strengthens Underground Storage Tank Requirements to Improve Prevention and Detection of Leaks

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) is strengthening the federal underground storage tank (UST) requirements to improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases from USTs which are one of the leading sources of groundwater contamination. EPA’s action will strengthen existing requirements and help ensure all USTs in the United States meet the same […]

2015 Winner of Ronald M. Carvalho Memorial Scholarship

WASHINGTON, DC – On June 1, 2015, Michael Carvalho presented the 13th Annual Ronald M. Carvalho Environmental Policy Award & Scholarship for outstanding EnvironMentors Project. The recipient of this years award is Xui Chen for her project entitled, “The Effects of Copper on the Fecundity of Caenorhabditis elegans”. Ms. Chen attends The School Without Walls […]

2015 EnvironMentors Awards $10,000 Emerging Leader Scholarship

WASHINGTON, DC – Top placing students from each EnvironMentors chapter travel to Washington, DC to compete for these college scholarships at the annual EnvironMentors National Fair. The 2015 Fair was held on Monday, June 1, 2015, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.  Environmental Attorney Michael Carvalho, past Chair of EnvironMentors Advisory Board […]

EPA Releases Technical Guides to Support Vapor Intrusion Assessment & Mitigation Activities

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two technical guides to support assessment and mitigation activities at sites where vapor intrusion is an actual or potential concern. The Technical Guide for Assessing and Mitigating the Vapor Intrusion Pathway from Subsurface Vapor Sources to Indoor Air applies to all sites being evaluated under […]