Water in Texas
WAR on Lead
In January 2018, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced his intention to take action to address lead contamination across America by formally inviting his colleagues and fellow Cabinet members to join with EPA in developing a federal strategy to reduce childhood lead exposure and associated health effects.
“Lead exposure is a significant health and safety threat to children across the country,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “EPA is committed to taking action to address this threat, and improve health outcomes for our nation’s most vulnerable citizens – our children.”
Stemming from this announcement, EPA Regional offices were directed to develop Lead Action Plans. EPA Region 6 developed a multi-media plan geared toward reducing lead exposure to lead-based paint, soil, dust and drinking water.
Region 6’s Ocean Dumping Management Program plays an essential role in keeping our oceans safe and clean, while supporting the marine transportation system and the economy. Region 6 serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and 66 tribes. Region 6 encompasses the ocean waters offshore of Louisiana and Texas. More information.