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Bovoni Landfill on St. Thomas. (Source file photo)

Feds Pony Up $10 Million For V.I. Waste Diversion

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. 

Territory’s Air Quality May Limit Number of COVID-19 Fatalities

A potential link between air quality and COVID-19 is the source of a national study conducted by the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard University to determine if long-term exposure to fine particulate pollution is associated with an increased risk of dying from COVID-19.
Michael Monteleone, vice president of strategic business development at Oasis Consulting, describes the company's services. (Courtesy of the Waste Management Authority)

WMA Hires Engineers to Plan Anguilla Closure and New STX Landfill

The V.I. Waste Management Authority has hired Oasis Consulting Services to design and help with closing Anguilla Landfill over the next year or so, while identifying and preparing a new St. Croix landfill location.
No tires have been removed from the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix, despite an agreement that that would happen.

EPA Approves USVI Self-Permitting of Landfills

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.
Altoglacio Straun, at 19 years old the youngest employee at Limetree, speaks at the EPA hearing. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Local Businesses Recommend Limetree to EPA

Ten people recorded positive comments in favor of Limetree Bay Terminal and Refinery's application Friday for a Clean Air Act Plantwide Applicability Limit permit and one person spoke of her concerns in giving the corporation such control.

Company: Limetree Bay On Schedule to Start Refining

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.

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Solid Waste Management Proposal

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.
EPA regional administrator Peter Lopez, Carmen Perez, director of the Caribbean Environmental Protection Division and Jose Font, EPA deputy director for the region, talk with media. (Susan Ellis photo)

EPA Reaffirms Commitment to V.I.

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.

Judge Calls WAPA Emissions Progress ‘Remarkable’

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.

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