Federal grants help reduce Rhode Island beach closures

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health was awarded a $203,500 grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its coastal beach-monitoring program, ecoRI News reported Sept. 1. The grants are used to uncover and remove sources of pollution, such as stormwater, that lead to repeated beach closures. According to ecoRI News, DOH monitors 69…
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