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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Peoria Tribe receives EPA grant

  • The Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma has been awarded more than $112,000 in a federal grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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  • The Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma has been awarded more than $112,000 in a federal grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.
     
    The $112,099 grant announced Thursday is to provide continued support for the tribe's water pollution control program.
     
    The funds will be used to take water samples to assess surface water quality on tribal lands, compile data which may show changes over time and determine if a more thorough watershed management program is needed.
     
    Sampling data will determine whether water quality standards are being met, note any changes in the quality or condition of the tribe's water and provide planning tools to improve the function and health of stream ecosystems.
     
    The tribe is based in Miami in northeastern Oklahoma.

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