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EPA Awards Over $290,000 to the Absentee Shawnee Tribe

Release Date: 12/28/2007
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – December 28, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $296,410 to the Absentee Shawnee Tribe through the General Assistance Program. The tribe will use the funds to clean up six illegal dump sites of the 25 sites previously identified by the tribe, educate the community on the environmental effects of illegal dumping, assist tribal police in identifying illegal dumps and pursue litigation against the dumpers. The award will also fully fund the tribe’s base four-year work plan.

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