R.I. receives over $200K in federal funds for water quality monitoring

RHODE ISLAND received $201,500 in federal funds administered by the Environmental Protection Agency for water-quality monitoring and related activities. From left, Alexandra Dunn, regional administrator, EPA; Dean Hoxsie, acting associate director of natural resources, R.I. Department of Environmental Management; Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Sen. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I.; Seema Dixit from the R.I. Department of Health; and Steven Contente, Bristol town administrator. / COURTESY OFFICE OF SEN. JACK F. REED
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $201,500 in federal funds to help officials conduct water-quality monitoring and alert beachgoers when conditions are unsafe, Sen. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I., announced Monday. The funds come from the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act, which provided $9.3 million in federal funds nationwide and is administered by the Environmental…

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