Arizona tribes receive nearly $3M for environmental projects

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Nine Arizona tribes will receive federal funding to address environmental concerns on their land.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the nearly $3 million in funding Monday. The agency has been meeting with tribes on the Hualapai (WAHL'-uh-peye) reservation.

The money will address hazardous waste regulations, water quality and pollution, among other things.

The Gila (HEE'-luh) River Indian Community, for example, will use more than $150,000 to replace older diesel buses with newer ones.

Nearly $17,000 is going to the Fort McDowell Yavapai (YAV'-uh-peye) Nation for sustainable agriculture and emergency preparedness.

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