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EPA Awards Over $130,000 to the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma

Release Date: 09/21/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – September 21, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $133,775 to the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. The Tribe will use the funds to provide continued support for their water pollution control program. Surface water sampling on Tribal lands will continue for the purpose of compiling data which may show changes over time to determine if a more thorough watershed management program is needed to develop water quality standards. Data obtained after water sampling will determine whether water quality needs of the Tribe are being met, note any changes in the quality or condition of the Tribe’s water, and understand and define the function and health of water stream ecosystems.

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

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