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EPA Awards $120k to Resource Conservation & Development for Northeast Iowa, Inc. to Implement Lead and Radon Mitigation

Posted: Sun, Oct 7, 2018 1:14 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $120,000 to Resource Conservation & Development for Northeast Iowa, Inc.

The grant will be used to develop and implement lead and radon remediation strategies and to provide information about local environmental and public health issues.

RC & D will distribute free test kits for lead and radon testing; provide multi-lingual interpretation of results for residents; and bring together private and public partners to develop and implement remediation strategies.

The funding is provided through EPA's Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) program, which supports local organizations in their efforts to develop and implement community-driven solutions that address environmental and public health disparities in minority, low-income, tribal and indigenous populations. Projects selected this year reflect an emphasis on support for rural communities and watershed protection.