EPA Awards Over $1.6M for Pollution Control in Ohio

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CHICAGO (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $1.6 million in funding to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for continued implementation of its air pollution control program.

EPA Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp says in a recent statement that the grant will help Ohio improve air quality in areas most affected by air pollution.

The release says the Ohio EPA plans to improve air quality by continuing to implement measures to reduce stationary, area and mobile sources of pollution. The state also will address toxic air pollutants and administer Ohio’s air quality monitoring, enforcement, and permitting programs.

Ohio has more than 120 monitoring sites in operation with more than 300 air monitors sampling on an hourly or intermittent 24-hour basis in each metropolitan area and many rural areas.