Friday, November 19, 2010

EPA proposes tools to help locate new schools at safe sites

By Seth Preston, Communications Manager, Air Quality Program

This week, EPA announced that it’s trying to help communities keep kids safe by providing some tools to make sure new schools are not built at or near sites with environmental hazards.

Here’s an EPA news release on the subject.

You have until 1 p.m. Feb. 18, 2011, to comment on the draft guidelines.

And you can find more information here on the draft guidelines and on protecting children’s health in existing schools.

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