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NEW YORK  – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $28.6 million from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help Puerto Rico identify and replace lead service lines to prevent exposure to lead in drinking water. Lead can cause a range of serious health impacts, including irreversible harm to brain development in children. To protect children and families, President Biden has committed to replacing every lead pipe in the country. Today’s announcement, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and available through EPA’s successful Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, takes another major step to advance this work and environmental justice, and bolsters the Administration’s Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan and EPA’s Get the Lead Out Initiative.

Working collaboratively, EPA and the State Revolving Funds are advancing the President’s Justice40 Initiative as lead exposure disproportionately affects communities of color and low-income families. The total funding announced through this program to date is expected to replace up to 1.7 million lead pipes nationwide, securing clean drinking water for countless families.

“The science is clear, there is no safe level of lead exposure, and the primary source of harmful exposure in drinking water is through lead pipes,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “President Biden understands it is critical to identify and remove lead pipes as quickly as possible, and he has secured

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Puerto Rico recibirá $28.6 millones para reemplazar tuberías de plomo para lograr agua potable segura

La EPA anuncia la última ronda de financiamiento del compromiso del presidente Biden para reemplazar todas las tuberías de plomo del país, protegiendo así la salud pública y ayudando a abastecer agua potable segura

Contacto: Iris M. Crawford ([email protected]) 347-908-3374

NUEVA YORK – Hoy, la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de Estados Unidos (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció la asignación de $28.6 millones de la agenda Invertir en Estados Unidos del presidente Biden para ayudar a Puerto Rico a identificar y reemplazar las tuberías de plomo para prevenir la exposición al plomo en el agua potable. El plomo puede causar una serie de graves efectos en la salud, incluido el daño irreversible al desarrollo cerebral de los niños. Para proteger a los niños y las familias, el presidente Biden se ha comprometido a reemplazar todas las tuberías de plomo del país. El anuncio de hoy, financiado por la Ley Bipartidista de Infraestructura y disponible a través del exitoso Fondo Rotatorio Estatal de Agua Potable de la EPA (DWSRF), da otro paso importante para avanzar en este trabajo y la justicia ambiental y refuerza el Plan de Acción de Tuberías y Pinturas de Plomo de la Administración y la Iniciativa Eliminar el Plomo de la EPA.

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CHICAGO (May 2, 2024) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $240,899,000 from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help Illinois identify and replace lead service lines, preventing exposure to lead in drinking water. Lead can cause a range of serious health impacts, including irreversible harm to brain development in children. To protect children and families, President Biden has committed to replacing every lead pipe in the country. Today’s announcement, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and available through EPA’s successful Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), takes another major step to advance this work and the Administration’s commitment to environmental justice. This funding builds on the Administration’s Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan and EPA’s Get the Lead Out Initiative.

Working collaboratively, EPA and the State Revolving Funds are advancing the President’s Justice40 Initiative to ensure that 40% of overall benefits from certain federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized by underinvestment and overburdened by pollution. Lead exposure disproportionately affects communities of color and low-income families. The total funding announced through this program to date is expected to replace up to 1.7 million lead pipes nationwide, securing clean drinking water for countless families.  

“The science is clear, there is no safe level of lead exposure, and the primary source of harmful exposure in drinking water is through lead

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Governo Biden-Harris anuncia US$ 3 bilhões para substituição de tubos de chumbo para promover água potável segura como parte da agenda de investimento nos Estados Unidos

EPA anuncia última rodada de financiamento para o compromisso do presidente Biden de substituir todos os canos de chumbo do país, protegendo a saúde pública e ajudando a fornecer água potável segura

Contato: Assessoria de Imprensa da EPA ([email protected])

WASHINGTON – Hoje, 2 de maio, a Agência de Proteção Ambiental dos EUA anunciou US$ 3 bilhões da agenda Investir na América do presidente Biden para ajudar todos os estados e territórios a identificar e substituir linhas de serviço de chumbo, evitando a exposição ao chumbo na água potável. O chumbo pode causar uma série de impactos graves na saúde, incluindo danos irreversíveis ao desenvolvimento do cérebro das crianças. Para proteger as crianças e as famílias, o presidente Biden se comprometeu a substituir todos os tubos de chumbo do país. O anúncio de hoje, financiado pela Lei Bipartidária de Infraestrutura e disponível através do bem-sucedido Fundo Rotativo do Estado de Água Potável (DWSRF) da EPA, dá mais um passo importante para avançar esse trabalho e o compromisso do governo com a justiça ambiental. Este fundo se baseia no Plano de ação para tubos e pintura de chumbo do governo e na Iniciativa Get the Lead Out da

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