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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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LANDFILL CRISIS THREATENS ECONOMIC GROWTH

Puerto Rico Limpio submits proposals to Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico; Demands immediate closure of “open dumps” (SAN JUAN, P.R. – September 8, 2016)  Puerto Rico Limpio submitted its recommendations to the members of the Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico last week, saying that the island’s landfill […]

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LETTER DEMANDS “IMMEDIATE ACTION” FROM EPA ADMINISTRATOR GINA MCCARTHY

Details “wilfull dereliction of federal responsibility” by EPA Region 2 official Judith Enck and demands intervention (SAN JUAN – September 1, 2016) Puerto Rico Limpio has detailed “a shocking pattern of willful dereliction of federal responsibility” by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Judith Enck, and has demanded the Agency’s top official take immediate […]

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EPA OFFICIAL TRIES TO EVADE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PUERTO RICO LANDFILL CRISIS

Regional Administrator Judith Enck ignored crisis for years; Group calls response “proof of environmental injustice” (SAN JUAN – August 24, 2016)  Today, EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck tried to evade responsibility after internal EPA documents detailed years of official knowledge and inaction against “an imminent and substantial threat to human health and the environment” in […]

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NEWLY RELEASED EPA DOCUMENTS EXPOSE EPA’S NEGLECT IN PUERTO RICO LANDFILL CRISIS

A six-month investigation by Puerto Rico Limpio finds EPA knew about severe violations of federal environmental rules by Puerto Rican Government officials and took no action to protect the environment or the public health Non-compliant landfills are breeding grounds for Zika (SAN JUAN – August 22, 2016)  Internal documents from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]

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