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EPA Awards Over $50,000 to the Railroad Commission of Texas

Release Date: 09/21/2010
Contact Information: Dave Bary at r6press@epa.gov or call 214-665-2200

(Dallas, Texas – September 21, 2010) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $59,098 to the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC). The funds will be used to perform mechanical integrity tests on Class III underground injection wells and to provide assistance to injection well operators during the drilling, completion, and reporting of wells. The RRC will continue work on a special project to digitize injection well Mechanical Integrity Test (MIT) reports. This digitization will allow for ongoing environmental improvement over time through better management of permitted injection wells throughout Texas.

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/sep2010.html

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