- Associated Press - Saturday, June 14, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha nonprofit has received a $200,000 grant to develop a program to teach Spanish-speaking residents about the hazards associated with lead and lead paint.

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded the two-year grant to The Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance.

The EPA says it wants to make sure Omaha’s growing Latino population understands the problems associated with lead contamination, which can endanger children’s health, causing decreased intelligence, slow growth and behavior problems.

Most of eastern Omaha has been considered a superfund site by the EPA because of the extent of lead contamination there.

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