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EPA awards grants to Palm Beach County to reduce air pollution

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded two grants totaling $133,135 to Palm Beach County aimed at reducing air pollution.

A $109,792 grant will support their ongoing program to protect air quality so that it achieves established ambient air standards and protects human health.

Additionally, a $23,343 grant will support compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards by continuing the ongoing collection of data on the ambient air concentrations of fine particulate matter in Palm Beach County.

For more than forty years, the Clean Air Act has cut pollution, lowering levels of six common pollutants--particles, ozone, lead, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide--as well as numerous toxic pollutants.

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