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June 2006

EPA awards grants to Michigan communities

Chicago, IL— U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has selected 20 Michigan communities, tribes and organizations to receive 32 grants totaling over $9 million to redevelop brownfields.

Alma received a $200,000 grant that will be used to clean up the Alma Iron and Metal property on North State Street, which is contaminated with volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds, PCBs and heavy metals.

Alpena won a pair of $200,000 grants to perform up to 30 environmental site assessments at properties possibly polluted with hazardous substances or petroleum products.

Arenac County was awarded two $200,000 grants to conduct brownfields site assessments on areas possibly contaminated with hazardous substances or petroleum products.

Berrien County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority was selected for a $200,000 assessment grant that will be used to inspect brownfields locations in Benton Harbor that may be polluted with hazardous substances.

Calhoun County was awarded a $200,000 grant to perform up to 20 brownfields site assessments for possible hazardous substances.

Cheboygan County was selected for a pair of $200,000 assessment grants that will be used to inspect and categorize up to 30 brownfields sites that may contain hazardous substances or petroleum products.

Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority received two $200,000 grants to select and inspect brownfields sites for possible hazardous substances or petroleum products.

Dickinson County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority won a $200,000 brownfields grant to assess sites for possible petroleum contamination.

Downriver Community Conference, Wayne and Monroe counties was selected for a $2.5 million revolving loan grant.

East Lansing was awarded a $200,000 grant for assessing brownfields sites possibly containing hazardous substances and a $100,000 grant for assessing properties with possible petroleum pollution.

Genesee County Land Bank Authority received three brownfields grants totaling $600,000.

Gratiot County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority was awarded two grants of $200,000 each.

Harbor Shores Community Redevelopment, Benton Harbor was awarded $194,850 in brownfields grant money to clean up the former Superior Steel site on Graham Avenue.

Kalamazoo was selected for a $200,000 grant that will be used to assess sites possibly contaminated with hazardous substances.

Kalamazoo County won a pair of $200,000 grants that will be used to conduct brownfields assessments at sites possibly contaminated with hazardous substances or petroleum products.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Manistee Reservation was awarded a $250,500 grant to clean up two brownfields sites.

Manistee County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority won two brownfields grants of $198,200 each.

Reed City Brownfield Redevelopment Authority was selected for a pair of $192,200 grants to be used for assessing up to 20 brownfields possibly contaminated with hazardous substances or petroleum by-products.

Trenton received a $200,000 grant to conduct up to 18 brownfields assessments at sites possibly contaminated with hazardous substances.

Wayne County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority received $1 million to capitalize a revolving fund for brownfields loans and sub-grants to clean up sites polluted by hazardous substances.


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