Tennessee State University Selected to Help Find New Uses for Toxics Data

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ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Tennessee State University is one of six academic partners selected for the 2014 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) University Challenge. The TRI University Challenge is a project designed to find innovative ways to increase public awareness of industrial releases of toxic chemicals in communities and around the country. 

“For more than 25 years, EPA has gathered critical environmental data to provide communities with information that empowers them to protect their air, water, and land,” said Renee P. Wynn, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Environmental Information. “Through the 2014 TRI University Challenge, we hope to raise student awareness of environmental data and programs while improving research on our environmental challenges to further our work to protect human health and the environment.”

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