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EPA Awards $200,000 to the Inter-Tribal Environmental Council – Cherokee Nation

Release Date: 01/10/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – January 10, 2008) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $200,000 to the Inter-Tribal Environmental Council (ITEC) - Cherokee Nation. These funds will allow ITEC to continue to establish and enhance its Voluntary Cleanup Program and Brownfields Site Assessment Program. Brownfields are vacant, abandoned, or under-used properties where redevelopment may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of environmental contamination. Through these programs, ITEC will inventory, oversee or perform assessments and cleanups of Brownfields properties, and promote the program within and between its member tribes. Ultimately, this will help revitalize many of the underutilized sites in Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico Indian Country.

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