Jennifer
Duenas

Clean Water Associate, Environment Georgia

Started on staff: 2021
B.A., Georgia State University
Jennifer works to protect clean water with Environment Georgia. Jennifer lives in Georgia, where she loves reading, volunteering in her community, and spending time with her family at the park.

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Analysis reveals lead contamination in Georgia’s school water

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Analysis reveals lead contamination in Georgia’s school water

ATLANTA – As part of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Environment Georgia released on Tuesday a new analysis of Georgia’s lead in school drinking water program. The program, known as “Clean Water for Georgia Kids,” was launched in June 2021 by the Georgia Department of Education and RTI International research institute and is funded by the EPA’s WIIN grant. As of early October, only 46 schools and daycare centers had taken advantage of the free lead testing available through the program. Of the testing that has occured, 45% of the samples collected showed lead concentrations above the level recommended by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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Statement: Chattahoochee River Act is a big win for clean water

Clean water

Statement: Chattahoochee River Act is a big win for clean water

ATLANTA – U.S. Reps. Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07), Nikema Williams (GA-05) Hank Johnson (GA-04),  Lucy McBath (GA-06) and Rep. David Scott (GA-13) released legislation last week that supports efforts to improve water quality in the Chattahoochee River. The Chattahoochee River Act, which mirrors similar legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, would facilitate and help fund restoration efforts along the river.

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Environment Georgia issues new toolkit on lead in school’s drinking water

Clean water

Environment Georgia issues new toolkit on lead in school’s drinking water

Environment Georgia released a new toolkit today to help parents, teachers and administrators Get the Lead Out of school drinking water. The new toolkit highlights the unprecedented federal funding available to school districts to install filtered hydration stations and take other measures to ensure safe drinking water.

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