Michigan getting more federal money to cleanup brownfield sites

Aug 22, 2013

Michigan is getting about $1.5 million from the federal government to help with the continued cleanup of polluted former industrial sites.

The grant money will fund brownfield assessments, job training and cleanup of sites in Genesee County and southeast Michigan. 

“By redeveloping these sites, cleaning them up and redeveloping them…we’re essentially contributing economic activity to these communities,” Susan Hedman, the region 5 EPA administrator, said at a news conference in Flint, “Creating jobs….and transforming communities.”

Part of the money will help with the ongoing work of cleaning up the old Chevy in the Hole site in Flint.

Cleanup at the more than 100 acre site in the heart of Flint has been going on for years, and will likely continue for years, as community leaders try to decide what to do with it.