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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Associate Deputy Administrator Doug Benevento and Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez wrapped up a visit with Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and other senior officials Tuesday as the territory was awarded $10 million for waste diversion work.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it has approved the U.S. Virgin Islands’ municipal solid waste landfill permit program, allowing the territory to manage its landfills and expand or create new ones.
A portion of the former Hovensa refinery on St. Croix is on schedule to resume refining oil by year's end, according to Limetree Bay Ventures, parent company of Limetree Bay Terminals and Limetree Bay Refining.
Several days after it was revealed in a federal courtroom, a local government official acknowledged that steps were underway to establish a new landfill site on St. Croix.
How well workers at the Waste Management Authority have done with taking over operations of two wastewater treatment plants came under the scrutiny of a federal judge on Friday.
Around 25 people attended a Tuesday town hall meeting hosted by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency at the Florence Williams Library in Christiansted in order to hear comments about the V.I. taking responsibility for its solid waste landfills.
Environmental Protection Agency officials from New York and Puerto Rico visited the U.S. Virgin Islands last week and met with local officials and members of the media at the FEMA office to confirm the agency’s support in protecting the territory's public water, landfills and air quality.
The V.I. Water and Power Authority continues to be in compliance with emissions consent decrees, earning praise from U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez during a quarterly court review Monday. WAPA will only need to have annual reviews going forward, according to a statement from the authority.