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U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $12.8 Million in Hazardous Materials Planning and Training Grants

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta today announced grants to states, territories and Native American tribes totaling almost $12.8 million for planning and training to improve response to hazardous materials transportation incidents.The funds were made available by the DOT's Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)."The President's top transportation priority is safety," said Secretary Mineta. "RSPA's grants help our firefighters, police and other first responders protect our citizens by assuring that they are ready to respond to hazmat incidents."The grant awards, under the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) program, support the development of emerge...

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