Cash handouts to clean up US dump sites
A Californian government agency has approved more than $2.3 million (£1.63 million) in grants to clean up illegal dump sites in the state.The handouts from California Integrated Waste Management Board, a state waste management agency, will be used to clean up public land, including parks and recreational areas in five areas.
Board chairman Margo Reid Brown said: "The board is committed to protecting the health and safety of the public, as well as the vast recreational resources available to every Californian.
"These grants help communities that are in need of funds to rehabilitate parks and baseball fields and to clean up illegal dump sites."
The five sites awarded cleanup grants in last month's announcement include:
The cash handouts come from the board's Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Programme, for the the cleanup of sites posing a risk to public health or the environment.
They are given out when no responsible party can be found or is unable or unwilling to pay the costs.
For more details visit the CIWMB website at www.ciwmb.ca.gov
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