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EPA Awards $45,000 to the City of Alpine to Develop Regional Solid Waste Feasibility Study

Release Date: 11/19/2007
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – November 19, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $45,000 to the City of Alpine, Texas, to develop a regional solid waste feasibility study. As local landfills near capacity, a strategy for solid waste management is necessary to avoid negative human health impacts. Lack of adequate landfill capacity could lead to increased illegal dumping sites, natural resource contamination, and other negative environmental impacts. The goal of the study is to address the long-term solid waste management needs for the city’s service area.

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/audio.htm#audio111907_alpine

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