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U.S. EPA, City of Houston to announce new solar-powered air monitoring station

Contact Information: 
Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant (
214 665-2200

DALLAS –  On Thursday, June 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) will unveil the nation’s eighth Village Green Station at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004.

The Village Green Project is a community-based activity to demonstrate the capabilities of real-time monitoring technology for residents and citizen scientists to learn about local air quality. The goal of the project is to provide the public and communities with new information about their local air quality and engage communities in air pollution awareness.

WHO:            Arturo Blanco, Director, OEJTIA, USEPA

Dr. David Persse, Medical Director, City of Houston

Stephen L. Williams, Director, Houston Health Department

Dr. Melanie Johnson, President and CEO, John P. McGovern Museum of Health

                             and  Medical Science

              Dr. Katherine Ensor, Director of the Center for Computational Finance and   Economic Systems, Rice University

Dr. Elena Craft, Senior Health Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Rosalia Guerrero, Program Manager, UT Health Science Center

WHEN:          Thursday, June 15, 2017

          10:30 a..m. Central

WHERE:       The Health Museum 

                        1515 Hermann Drive

         Houston, TX 77004  

RSVP:            Credentialed press who would like to attend this event, or for more information, please contact Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214 665-2200 or

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