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AG Says Lead Paint Has Been Removed from 370 Homes

Monday, December 13, 2010

 

Attorney General Patrick Lynch announced today that the state program to remediate lead paint—funded through a settlement over the state lawsuit against several lead paint companies—has removed the toxic material from 370 homes in inner city neighborhoods in Rhode Island.

The communities benefiting from the work so far are: Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls and Woonsocket. The initiative, known as the Healthy Kids Collaborative (HKC), is a joint venture of the Attorney General’s office and the Children’s Health Forum.

Lynch also announced that the initiative had received a total of $850,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Compliance Assistance Program. The grants are available to communities, nonprofits, and businesses to use for one to three years. Proposals are due December 17.

“While we are excited to begin work on this new phase of the unique and highly effective HKC program here in our state, we must also emphasize the significant work that has already been accomplished on behalf of ridding Rhode Island’s children of exposure to lead paint poisoning,” Lynch said.

He added: “The partnership with the Children’s Health Forum has spurred partnerships with companies and organizations throughout our state that, in working in the areas of remediation, education and outreach have been enormously successful in combating lead poisoning. Since we embarked on our mission of increasing protections for Rhode Island’s infants and children, every dime of the money from DuPont is being expended to eradicate lead poisoning.”

For more information on the available grants, contact Barbara Baldwin at 401/714-0414 or at [email protected].
 

 

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