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Northwest Arkansas Benefiting from Homeland Security Money

SPRINGDALE, AR - The Dept. of Homeland Security has been good to northwest Arkansas.  In the last eight years, the federal agency to fight terrorism has poured $7 million into the region.  Emergency workers in Benton and Washington counties say they money they've received has been well spent.

Homeland Security grants in the two counties have paid for items ranging from $11.70 elbow pads to a $1 million upgrade to the Springdale Police Department's bomb squad, which responds to a 16-county area.

Benton County is using $300,000 in Homeland Security money to pay for a mobile command unit that can be used by any agency in the county.  Grants also covered $818,233 in equipment to deal with hazardous-material incidents.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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