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EPA awards ADEQ more than $300,000 for water quality monitoring

Release Date: 03/04/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Anthony Suttice at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – March 4, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $333,900 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to conduct ambient water quality monitoring projects for improving water quality throughout Arkansas. Monitoring projects will involve collecting water samples from various lakes for information on water quality. Scientific data collected from these projects will be used to develop water quality standards and to determine the effects of impaired water bodies on aquatic life.

Additional information on EPA Water Program: http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/index.htm

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

EPA audio file is available for 30 days at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/audio.htm#audio030409_adeq

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