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Video: Virginia Tech 'green' institute schools public administrators


Virginia Tech power plant with steam Failure to meet standards at power plants and elsewhere can trigger heavy fines.

ROANOKE, Va., April 26, 2011 – Those who run America’s small governments and large institutions have a stake in the environment. They’re responsible for pesticides in public buildings, proper functioning of wastewater treatment plants, disposal of oil in motor fleets – and more. If they make mistakes, they can be responsible for millions of dollars in fines. In Roanoke, Virginia Tech’s Environmental Management Systems Institute helps public administrators from across the United States keep to the highest standards.  

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