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EPA Distributes One Million Flyers to Southern Louisiana Residents

Release Date: 11/04/2005
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Contact: Eryn Witcher, 202-564-4355 / witcher.eryn@epa.gov


(Washington, D.C.-November 4, 2005) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has distributed one million flyers in its campaign to provide information to residents returning to southern Louisiana parishes impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

"We are committed to getting people the information they need to make informed decisions for themselves and their families," said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson.

The flyers, available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, provide information about potential environmental health hazards for returning residents and businesses. Others announce individual parish events, like the Vermilion Parish household hazardous waste collection event today and Saturday.

In distributing the flyers, EPA workers and contractors covered nearly 20,000 square miles in 27 parishes. They met with many local leaders and helped residents contact EPA cleanup experts.

More information on EPA's hurricane response efforts and samples of the flyers are available at: http://www.epa.gov/katrina/outreach/index.html