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Pago Pago — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed notification on Tuesday of federal funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of $436,368 for the American Samoa EPA. “Congratulations especially to Director Fa'amao Asalele upon this grant notification, part of a five year plan,” said...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The Environment Protection Agency is warning about products that falsely claim to kill the coronavirus. Hawaii Public Radio reports that it has denied entry to 25 shipments containing about 5,000 illegal products like disinfectant wipes. The EPA says most of the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have entered into a Consent Decree (CD) with Pacific Energy South West Pacific, Ltd. (Pacific Energy) related to that company’s violations of the Clean Water Act. Under the CD, Pacific...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced recently that American Samoa was selected to receive a $300,000 grant to assess and clean up contaminated properties under the agency’s Brownfields Program. Nationwide, more than 151 communities have been selected...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Inc., is looking at relocating some of its production from California to American Samoa, creating up to 300 new jobs, according to a summary report by Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga, following meetings last month in Washington D.C. with US Department of...