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EPA Launches New Chinese Web Site

Release Date: 05/21/2007
Contact Information: Lina Younes 202-564-9924 / younes.lina@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. – May 21, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a new consolidated Chinese-language Web site as part of its ongoing effort to provide environmental information in English, Spanish and Chinese.

The new site compiles EPA Chinese-language materials on a wide variety of issues from lead poisoning prevention, energy efficiency, and clean water to proper management of pesticides.

The site also serves as a valuable tool in delivering important health and environmental information to the Chinese-speaking community, both here in the U.S. and worldwide, to help protect local communities as well as the global environment.

Chinese is the third most widely-spoken language in the U.S., after English and Spanish.

The new portal should also enhance environmental cooperation between the United States and China. EPA has a robust program of cooperation with several Chinese governmental bodies to address threats to human health and the environment, including initiatives on air pollution, water pollution, and management of hazardous waste and toxic substances. EPA also collaborates with China on research, policy development, and buildup of environmental enforcement capability.


EPA’s Chinese site: www.epa.gov/chinese .
EPA’s Spanish site: www.epa.gov/espanol
EPA’s English site: www.epa.gov