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EPA Region 2 Launches New Online Media Center; Offers Downloadable Public Service Announcements, Podcasts and Photos

Release Date: 08/20/2007
Contact Information: Chris Bennett (212) 637-3860,

(New York, N.Y.) Region 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently unveiled a new online media center at The media center offers information on EPA activities throughout the region, which includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and seven tribal nations. In addition to press releases, the new media center includes podcasts, recorded speeches, media contact information, public service announcements and an image gallery. EPA Region 2 continues to provide Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds to notify users of new press content. These features are intended to give citizens greater exposure to the agency’s programs and actions.

“This initiative is part of EPA’s ongoing commitment to providing timely, relevant information about the environment and human health,” said Alan J. Steinberg, EPA Regional Administrator. “With its multimedia format, the online media center aims to engage and inform a public that is increasingly turning to the Internet for news.”

In the most recent podcast, entitled “Back-to-School,” EPA staff members discuss opportunities for waste reduction in the home and in the classroom. The free, downloadable photographs in the image gallery include such diverse subjects as lead paint, alternative energy, recycling and Superfund sites. EPA is also able to post pictures of current events in its image gallery, as it did during the cleanup following the recent New York City steam pipe explosion.