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EPA Awards Over $50,000 to the Pueblo of Picuris

Release Date: 01/29/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – January 29, 2008) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $59,863 to the Pueblo of Picuris to assist the Pueblo with cleanup and ecological restoration of a mica mining operation. The funds will enable the Pueblo to re-establish its traditional mica clay pottery industry. These funds are awarded under EPA's Brownfields program which encourages redevelopment of America's estimated 450,000 abandoned and contaminated waste sites.

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