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EPA Awards $150,000 to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Release Date: 09/30/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – September 30, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $150,000 to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). The funds will be used by LDEQ to reduce asbestos exposure in schools and state buildings through compliance monitoring, compliance assistance and public outreach, inspections, enforcement, and ensuring asbestos abatement workers are property trained and accredited.

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/sep2009.html

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