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Mon June 6, 2011
EPA giving money to help Michigan communities clean up brownfield sites
Seven Michigan communities are getting help from the federal government to clean up contaminated industrial sites. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson says her agency is awarding brownfield cleanup grants to Lansing, Albion, Inkster, Northville and three other Michigan communities.
The grants total $2.9 million.
“In each one of these cases, we’re targeting our resources to communities where environmental cleanup and jobs are needed most. And where are investments will have the greatest impact on the health and the economy of the area.”
Jackson made her announcement along the Grand River in Lansing, across from the recently renovated Ottawa Power Station, which is now the headquarters of an insurance company.
Federal brownfield redevelopment funds helped pay for the renovation.