Funding for further contaminated land work announced
The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced more than $16 million in funding for cleanup efforts at contaminated sites.
Cash will be spent on communities in 27 locations to help communities carry out cleanup activities, redevelopment projects, and create jobs for people living near brownfields sites.
"By investing in clean-up and redevelopment projects, this funding will jumpstart local economies, foster growth, and create new jobs in communities where they're needed most," EPA administrator Lisa Jackson said.
"Brownfields projects like these help show that the right thing to do for our health and our environment is also the right thing to do for our economy."
Some of the potential projects that will use these cleanup funds include:
A mill redevelopment project in North Dam Mill, Biddeford, Maine that will provide both housing and economic development opportunities to revitalize a downtown area and create open space to be used by the community.
Cleanup of the former Swift Factory in Hartford, Conn. that will be converted into a green business co-location center to provide below-market rent to artisan businesses and companies creating green products.
The three-acre former PR Mallory Building site in Indianapolis, Ind., that will become part of a corporate campus, which will include a regional office and operations headquarters for two companies.
Redevelopment of more than 38 acres of a former manufacturing plant as an industrial park in the towns of Dixmoor and Harvey.