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EPA fines Maverick Helicopters over cesspool

EPA fines Maverick Helicopters over cesspool

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken an enforcement action against Smoky Mountain Helicopters, Inc. (dba Maverick Helicopter) to close a large capacity cesspool (LCC) and collect $45,000 in fines. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act EPA banned LCCs, which can pollute water resources, in 2005. “Island water resources are vulnerable to pollution from… Read more »

Source: EPA, 23-Dec-20

EPA grounds helicopter used for pollution checks

EPA grounds helicopter used for pollution checks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says budget cuts are forcing it to ground a helicopter that for decades had checked for floating debris and algae blooms along the New Jersey and New York coastline – See full story

Source: Seattle PI, 06-May-14