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EPA Awards Over $1 Million to the UNO Research and Technology Foundation

Release Date: 06/24/2011
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Joe Hubbard at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(DALLAS – June 24, 2011) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,112,800 to the University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation for water quality improvement projects in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin.

These projects will focus on the reduction or elimination of sewage related pollution and provide education and outreach to local residents. Included in these projects is water quality monitoring to determine the health of water within the Lake Pontchartrain watershed and protection of an interior shoreline marsh to address the problem of migrating oil. Additional projects will include the analysis and design of coastal shoreline protections against erosion.

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

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

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/jun2011.html


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