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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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TOA BAJA LANDFILL TRIES TO COVER UP TOXIC CONTAMINATION AS REP. LUIS GUTIÉRREZ VISITS LOCAL RESIDENTS OF CANDELARIA

Landfill operator attempts to cover up contamination hours before U.S. Congressman arrives; Residents outraged, demand EPA action (CANDELARIA, TOA BAJA, P.R. – October 4, 2016)  Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez of Illinois met today with residents affected by contamination from the municipal landfill of Toa Baja, after the landfill operator scrambled to move toxic water and […]

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PUERTO RICO LIMPIO: EPA MISLEADING PUERTO RICANS

EPA intentionally misleads people of Puerto Rico; toxic landfills remain open and operating (SAN JUAN – September 29, 2016)  Puerto Rico Limpio charged U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Judith Enck with misleading the people of Puerto Rico today in her announcement over the closure of toxic landfills in Cayey and Arroyo. “It is […]

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EPA TO PUERTO RICANS: WHOLE FOODS CUSTOMERS MORE IMPORTANT

Group condemns Gina McCarthy’s second-class treatment of American citizens; Luxury grocery customers get immediate action while Puerto Rico is ignored (SAN JUAN – September 22, 2016)  Puerto Rico Limpio condemns the discriminatory, unequal treatment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in addressing hazardous waste on the U.S. mainland versus landfills in Puerto Rico.  This week, […]

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