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EPA Awards $75,000 to the City of Brownsville for the U.S./Mexico Used Tire Mitigation Program

Release Date: 11/13/2007
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or ; En espanol: Lina Younes, 202-564-9924 /

(Dallas, Texas – November 13, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $75,000 to the City of Brownsville for the United States/Mexico Used Tire Mitigation Program. Utilizing funds from this grant, the city will use scrap tire shreds to line parts of the working cells in civil engineering projects at the Regional Sanitary Landfill of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The goal of the project is to recycle 1.5 million tires.

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