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TODAY: EPA Administrator, Senator Booker and Mayor Baraka to Visit Newarks New Community Air Pollution Project

03/13/2015
Contact Information: 
Mary Mears (mears.mary@epa.gov)
212-637-3673
Elias Rodriguez (rodriguez.elias@epa.gov)
212-637-3664

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join community members at Newark, N.J.'s Ironbound neighborhood Family Success Center to launch a new community air monitor, a first of its kind citizen science project. Administrator McCarthy will discuss the agency's work on air quality and how citizen science plays an important role in scientific analysis.

Twenty-five percent of Newark children suffer from asthma, three times the state average, and asthma accounts for the leading cause of absenteeism for Newark's school age children. Accurate and timely information on air pollution is critical to protecting public health. With data in hand, people can take action to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy.

WHO:
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
Senator Cory Booker
Mayor Ras J. Baraka
Isella Ramirez, Ironbound Community Corporation


WHEN:
Friday, March 13, 10:15 a.m. EDT


WHERE:
Newark's Ironbound Community Corporation Family Success Center- East
29 Cortland Street
Newark, NJ 07105


RSVP:
Media interested in attending the event should RSVP to rodriguez.elias@epa.gov.