TUCSON, AZ — South Tucson is receiving a hefty amount of money from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for environmental workforce development, according to KVOA-TV.
The money, which amounts to $300,000, is to be used to recruit, train and place low-income and unemployed residents to clean polluted areas, the article stated.
"These job training grants are not just helping to create jobs, they''re helping create green jobs that protect the health of local families and residents and prepare communities for continued economic growth," said Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator for EPA''s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
"Creating green jobs proves that we don''t have to choose between cleaning up our air and our water or creating jobs in our communities. It''s possible to do both at the same time," Stanislaus added.
According to the article, Tucson is one of 21 cities throughout the country to receive the grant from the EPA.
The training will include courses on hazardous waste operations, asbestos and lead inspections, underground storage tank operations and cleanup and green and alternative cleanup practices, the article noted.
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