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EPA Awards Over $300,000 to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

Release Date: 09/14/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – September 14, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $322,000 to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH) to implement the Louisiana BEACH monitoring program. LDHH will use the funds to implement the coastal monitoring and notification program of the coastal swimming beaches of Louisiana, and will contract with local entities to monitor public bathing beaches and notify the public of monitoring results.

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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