After Ending Jackson Rights Inquiry, EPA Agrees To Bolster State Training

May 14, 2024
Days after EPA closed civil rights inquiries into the Jackson water crisis, the agency’s regional office is agreeing with calls from its Office of Inspector General (OIG) to bolster training to the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on available community assistance programs to enable water systems to quickly address infrastructure issues. Region 4 is “aware of the need for training to the” MSDH “regarding options to refine assistance programs to better support disadvantaged communities in need, acting regional administrator...

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