CAO DONG PARK, Md. (WJZ) – The University of Maryland School of Public Health will receive a federal grant of $100,000 to upgrade the Environmental Protection Agency’s mapping tool to track issues such as the concentration of contaminated homes. lead paint, proximity to traffic, ozone levels in the air and other problems.
University researchers will upgrade the federal agency’s Environmental Equity Mapping Tool to include data on issues affecting children and rural areas, such as exposure with pesticides and large-scale livestock operations, blood lead levels, maternal and neonatal mortality rates, and socioeconomic factors such as the proportion of the population receiving epidemic subsidies. social services, the EPA said.
Officials with the EPA, the Maryland Department of the Environment, and the university are scheduled to hold a news conference about the contract Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/11/29/umd-to-receive-100k-federal-contract-to-upgrade-environmental-justice-tool/ UMD Gets $100K Contract to Upgrade EPA’s Environmental Equity Tool – CBS Baltimore