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EPA Awards Over $160,000 to Pueblo of Jemez for Air Quality Monitoring

Release Date: 12/18/2007
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – December 18, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $168,484 to the Pueblo of Jemez to establish a National Ambient Air Quality monitoring site, which will measure air pollutants like ozone and carbon monoxide. The pueblo will use the funds to participate in training; purchase equipment; participate in regional, state, and national tribal air meetings; and provide air quality information to the tribal community.

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#audio121807_jemezairmonitoring

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