EPN Articles Related To Waste


As States Replace Lead Pipes, Plastic Alternatives Could Bring New Risks

April 19, 2023 / by

Joseph Winters /


Judith Enck, President of Beyond Plastics and former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 2, was quoted in this article suggesting that alternatives to PVC, such as copper or stainless steel pipes, be used when lead service lines are replaced.

Ohio Train Derailment Highlights Waste Disposal Predicament

April 11, 2023 / by

AP and Spectrum News Staff /

Spectrum News 1

Bill Muno, former Superfund Director, EPA Region 5, was quoted in this article discussing the treatment and disposal of hazardous waste at commercial hazardous waste facilities, a concern that has arisen in the wake of the East Palestine train derailment.

East Palestine Waste was Only the Beginning. Putnam Co. Residents Want Answers on Hazardous Waste Landfill

April 7, 2023 / by

Ethan Sandweiss /

Indiana Public Media

Bill Muno, former Superfund Director, EPA Region 5, was quoted in this article about concerns that a public landfill in Putnam County, Indiana, may be contaminating a neighboring reservoir and aquifer system.

‘No One is Coming to Save Us’: Residents of Towns Near Toxic Train Derailment Feel Forgotten

March 5, 2023 / by

Nina Lakhani /

The Guardian

Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article about the need for long-term testing for possible contamination of air and water sources in the areas surrounding the East Palestine train derailment site.

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