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EPA To Announce The First Annual Environmental Justice Achievement Awards


(Atlanta, Georgia)— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce the winners of its first annual Environmental Justice Achievement Awards during an award ceremony in Atlanta tomorrow.

Who: Granta Y. Nakayama, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance will present the awards to 12 organizations from across the nation ranging from Georgia to Hawaii.

What: The award will recognize organizations for their distinguished accomplishments in addressing environmental justice issues ranging from a lead poisoning prevention effort to helping hurricane, displaced-communities address environmental contamination so they could return home. Following the ceremony, the award recipients will participate in a forum to discuss best practices in Environmental Justice. Both events are open to the public and the press.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Where: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 181 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia

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