EPA administrator announces water technology cluster

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator was in town Tuesday to highlight innovative efforts in water quality in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Administrator Lisa Jackson formally launched the Water Technology Innovation Cluster (WTIC) involving Southwestern Ohio, Southeastern Indiana and Northern Kentucky on Tuesday. The WTIC will research and develop new environmental technologies to help improve water quality in local communities.

The idea stems from an EPA initiative which recognizes the importance of harnessing regional expertise to encourage economic development, and environmental and human health protection.

EPA Cincinnati is one of the largest federal research and development water laboratories with over 500,000 square feet of facility space housing more than 180 laboratories.

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