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POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PROTESTS DISTRACT FROM REAL THREAT OF TOXIC LANDFILLS

“Where were these activists when I needed them in Toa Alta?” asks neighbor of toxic municipal landfill that remains open today (SAN JUAN, P.R. – November 29, 2016)  The recent protests by the Puerto Rican Independence Party and supporters like Carmen Yulin against the disposal of coal ash is a distraction from the proven scourge […]

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GINA MCCARTHY’S LEGACY: TOXIC DUMPS IN PUERTO RICO

(SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – November 21, 2016) – Ahead of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s “legacy” speech today at the National Press Club, Puerto Rico Limpio lambasts the Administrator’s ongoing neglect of the toxic situation in Puerto Rico she’s known about for decades. “Administrator McCarthy’s legacy in Puerto Rico will be one of allowing toxic […]

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GINA MCCARTHY CRAWLS – NOT RUNS – IN CLOSING PUERTO RICO’S TOXIC LANDFILLS

(SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – November 11, 2016) – Puerto Rico Limpio denounces the latest innuendo from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s claim the EPA is “running — not walking” to the exit door. It is a well-known fact that the EPA has failed to close Puerto Rico’s toxic landfills despite internal evidence affirming their pre-existing […]

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EPA CONTINUES TO MISLEAD ON LANDFILL “CLOSURES”

Internal EPA documents reveal knowledge of “imminent threat” to public for decades; EPA refuses to use its full authority to protect communities (SAN JUAN, P.R. – October 24, 2016)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) admission of guilt today in a story in El Nuevo Dia that most of Puerto Rico’s municipal landfills are not […]

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ANTI-INCINERATOR ACTIVISTS CALL FOR TOXIC LANDFILLS TO REMAIN OPEN; MAKE FALSE CLAIMES ABOUT PUERTO RICO LIMPIO

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – October 21, 2016) The co-founder of Puerto Rico Limpio, Hiram Torres Montalvo, issued the following statement in response to unfounded and misleading criticism yesterday from a group of activists that said that toxic landfills should remain open but acknowledged they are harming our communities: “We are disappointed and surprised that people […]

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EPA EVADES RESPONSIBILITY OVER PUERTO RICO’S TOXIC LANDFILLS

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – October 20, 2016) The recent comments of an EPA spokesperson  are just another attempt to “pass the buck”, and avoid taking responsibility for the agency’s ultimate authority to enforce federal rules over Puerto Rico’s toxic landfills. The EPA also falsely claimed they do not inspect landfills in Puerto Rico. The EPA […]

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VERIFIED: EPA’S FACT SHEET ON PUERTO RICO’S LANDFILLS MISLEADING AND INCOMPLETE

(San Juan, Puerto Rico) – On the day U.S. Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez visited the Toa Baja landfill, the Environmental Protection Agency released a “Fact Sheet” in an attempt to burnish their record in the Commonwealth.  In response, Puerto Rico Limpio has reviewed their claims, and finds them misleading and incomplete.  Rather, the EPA’s document […]

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LETTER TO RESIDENT COMISSIONER PIERLUISI: HELP PUERTO RICO BY CLOSING TOXIC LANDFILLS

Group Highlights EPA and EQB’s Pervasive Irresponsibility and Failures, Strongly Urges Pierluisi to Ask Congressional Task Force to Support Landfill Closures (San Juan, Puerto Rico) – Puerto Rico Limpio appealed to outgoing Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, following a recent meeting, to exercise his leadership to bring about closure of Puerto Rico’s toxic landfills because of […]

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