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January 18, 2011
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Florida Governor Appoints New Commissioner

Julie Imanuel Brown was appointed to the Florida Public Service Commission by Gov.Charlie Crist for a four-year term beginning Jan. 2, 2011. Prior to her appointment, Brown was associate legal counsel for First American Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, where she handled a variety of legal issues in the Eastern, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Regions, including corporate compliance with regulatory authorities.

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EPA and HHS Announce New Scientific Assessments and Actions on Fluoride

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced important steps to ensure that standards and guidelines on fluoride in drinking water continue to provide Americans with the maximum level of protection, and continue to support good dental health, especially in children.

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Veolia Water North America Joins National Call to Action to Prevent Freshwater Crisis

Veolia Water North America (VWNA) has announced that it has joined a group of leading businesses, environmental NGOs, farmers and other stakeholders in calling for action to avert a looming freshwater crisis in the U.S.

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EPA Water Administrator Resigns

U.S. EPA's top water official, Pete Silva, announced his resignation January 14. Silva, whom President Obama appointed the assistant administrator for water in July 2009, plans to return to his home and family in California, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said in a memo to staff.

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Emergency Response Training for Environmental Health Professionals

The nation’s environmental health workforce faces critical challenges in training and other key issues, particularly in the areas of emergency preparedness and response training, where several assessments have identified critical shortfalls.

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