TOLEDO, OHIO (November 5, 2020) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will award $200,000 to the City of Toledo to use artificial intelligence to reduce lead exposure and promote environmental justice.
EPA is working to improve the environment and public health conditions of low-income and minority communities through continued efforts to ensure all Americans have clean air, safe water, and information to make decisions that affect their environment and personal health.
“This Administration has worked diligently to ensure clean air and clean water are basics shared by all, regardless of your zip code. This project will reduce lead exposure risks for Toledo’s most vulnerable residents by using historical data and technology to target lead service line replacements,” said EPA Region 5 Administrator Kurt Thiede. “We are excited to fund such a worthy project, one that could serve as a model for cities around the country.”