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Regional Activities and Information

EPA to receive $62 million for past Superfund cleanup costs in Montana's Clark Fork River Basin

9/5- EPA and the Department of Justice announced an agreement with the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) under which the company will reimburse EPA $50 million for cleanup work conducted in the Clark Fork River Basin. The US Judgement Fund will provide EPA with an additional $12 million to cover federal liabilities in the basin. The areas covered under this consent decree are the Anaconda Smelter Site, the Clark Fork River Operable Unit of the Clark Fork River/Milltown Reservoir Sediments Site, and the Warm Springs Ponds and Butte Priority Soils Operable Units of the Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Site. This settlement will speed cleanups in the Clark Fork River Basin. For more information, visit the Clark Fork Basin Superfund page.

Presentation proposals for Community Involvement and Training Conference due December 17

EPAís 2005 Community Involvement and Training Conference will be held July 12 - 15, 2005 in Buffalo, New York. EPA is soliciting presentation proposals until December 17, 2004.

Environmental Education grant proposals due November 15

9/20 - Region 8's Environmental Education program is requesting proposals for environmental education projects. Eligible applicants include state, local or tribal education agencies, environmental agencies, colleges or universities, not-for-profit organizations or noncommercial educational broadcasting entities. Applications must be postmarked by Monday, November 15, 2004. For more information, visit the EE grants website.

Hybrid vehicle joins Region 8's fleet

8/29 --Region 8 celebrated the addition of a hybrid Honda Civic today toRegion 8 staff admiring the new vehicle its fleet of cars. The vehicle is the first of many hybrid cars EPA's Denver office will be purchasing to complement its existing fleet of standard and alternative fueled vehicles. The electric/gas powered Civic will get nearly 50 mpg in both city and highway driving conditions. It will emit 22 percent less smog forming pollutants and 50 percent less greenhouse gases than the vehicle it replaces. For more information on the environmental benefits and ratings of all types of vehicles, check out EPA's Green Vehicle Guide.


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