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EPA presents environmental achievement award to Pittsburgh lab

Release Date: 09/16/2009
Contact Information: Roy Seneca;, 215-814-5567

PHILADELPHIA (September 16, 2009) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s mid-Atlantic region today announced 10 winners of its second annual environmental achievement awards including an award to the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh.

“People and organizations throughout our region are making great strides in environmental protection, and these awards recognize some of the shining stars who are doing more than their share to keep our planet healthy and inspiring others to do the same,” said acting EPA Regional Administrator William C. Early.

The Mid-Atlantic Environmental Achievement Awards recognize groups, agencies, individuals and businesses making extraordinary contributions to improving the environment in the mid-Atlantic region, which includes Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The winning entries were selected from among more than 60 nominations.

Pittsburgh’s National Energy Technology Laboratory received the award for accomplishing and sustaining significant measurable environmental results for more than 20 clearly defined environmental issues at its campuses in Pittsburgh and Morgantown, W. Va. Accomplishments include milestones in waste minimization, pollution prevention, energy conservation, green procurement, and recycling initiatives.

EPA presents awards in three categories: non-profit or volunteer organization; business and industry; and state, local or other federal government agency. For a full list winners and more information on the awards, visit: