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EPA grant to fund Vegas schools indoor air program

EPA grant to fund Vegas schools indoor air program

CREATED Oct 17, 2012

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The federal Environmental Protection Agency says it's awarding a little more than $32,000 to the University of Tulsa to help Las Vegas-area schools develop an indoor air quality management program.

The EPA says the funds will go toward moisture and mold control; heating, ventilation and air conditioning maintenance; pest management; and cleaning and maintenance.

EPA Office of Air and Radiation official Gina McCarthy says the grant is part of some $1.2 million being distributed to 32 state, local, tribal and non-profit entities nationwide to reduce contaminants like radon and irritants that cause asthma in classrooms, community facilities and homes.

The Clark County School District is the nation's fifth-largest in enrollment, with more than 311,000 students in 357 schools.