is this you? Claim your profile.
is this you? Claim your profile.
HQ Phone:  (202) 564-4700
Direct Phone: (415) ***-****
+ Get 10 Free Contacts a Month
It's free and takes 30 seconds
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20460
The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary programme that encourages organisations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has close to 1,300 Partner organisations voluntarily p... more.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Tag: EPA, Michelle Rogow, RT, Tano Group
Project contractors and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials further discussed yesterday the welding defects slowing down the Tank 102 project, a court-ordered project of the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. The meeting was to update the issue of welding defects found in the Tank 102 project, which began late February this year. CUC reported last month that Tano Group, who is the project's contractor, was doing x-rays to detect defects on tank welds. According to EPA on-site coordinator Michelle Rogow, as of yesterday morning, eight of the nine welding test results "look good." Rogow noted, referring to administrative code, that UT testing was not admissible in some aspects of inspection or construction.
EPA emergency response coordinator Michelle Rogow asked that people refrain from working on their own to clean up the beach.
"We request (you) give us the space to be able to assess and clean up this spill with the proper tools, equipment, personnel and resources that are needed," she said.
"The oil traveled down the canyon, underneath the culverts and onto the beach," said Michelle Rogow, with the EPA.
The source of the spill is still unknown, but EPA emergency response coordinator Michelle Rogow said the agency is looking at the pipeline.
"The pipeline has been shut in and is currently under investigation," she said. Rogow asked that people refrain from working on their own to clean up the beach. "We request (you) give us the space to be able to assess and clean up this spill with the proper tools, equipment, personnel and resources that are needed," she said.
Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began an on-the-ground effort to rid the area of contaminated soil, said Michelle Rogow, the on-scene coordinator for the EPA.
The goal is to restore the site so that the land can be used for a park, Rogow said. The military gave the land to the Government of Guam in the 1980s, setting terms that wipe its hands clean of its former property, Rogow said. "The military has not taken responsibility for the cleanup of this site," she said. Instead, the U.S. EPA has put up an estimated $650,000 so far for the restoration of the area, which is classified an EPA Superfund site, a site contaminated with hazardous substances. There have been two rounds of excavation, and there may be more, depending on PCB levels as dirt is removed. EPA workers have put up barriers shielding a pond near the pump station from the excavation so sediment does not run into it. PCBs are dangerous because they don't biodegrade, and they bioaccumulate in the body, Rogow said. That means the chemicals can get stored in the fat of fish, and make their way up the food chain, eventually to people. "The good news is the levels are coming down and the pond is not contaminated," Rogow said.