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Columbia University, Long Island University, and the Pratt Institute have reached separate agreements with the Environmental Protection Agency to educate local high schools about environmental regulations and help them develop practices that promote environmental stewardship. The projects are part of settlement agreements with the EPA after the institutions were found in violation of hazardous waste laws. In addition to correcting the violations, the three universities will implement environmentally beneficial projects that improve conditions and benefit local high schools. For more information about the innovative programs, visit

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