News Releases - Superfund and Brownfields
Location is Changed for June 19 News Conference in St. Joseph, Mo., with EPA and Mo-Kan Regional Council
Release Date: 06/17/2014
Contact Information: EPA Region 7 - Chris Whitley, 913-551-7394, firstname.lastname@example.org; Mo-Kan Regional Council - Ellie Brewer, 816-233-3144, email@example.com
NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY
(Lenexa, Kan., June 17, 2014) - Due to scheduling issues, EPA Region 7 and the Mo-Kan Regional Council have changed the location of a June 19 press conference in St. Joseph, Mo., to discuss how $1.2 million in EPA grants will be used to provide job training and help speed the cleanup and redevelopment of Brownfields properties across a 15-county area of northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas.
The news conference, which remains scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 19, will be held at the offices of the Mo-Kan Regional Council, 224 North 7th Street, in St. Joseph, Mo.
EPA announced last month that the Mo-Kan Regional Council has been selected to receive a pair of related grants to provide local job training and assistance with cleanup and redevelopment:
- Through EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program, Mo-Kan will receive $200,000 to recruit, train and place predominantly low-income and minority, unemployed and underemployed residents from communities impacted by hazardous wastes. Mo-Kan plans to train 40 students and place at least 30 of them in sustainable employment with environmental jobs, including various aspects of hazardous and solid waste management.
- Through EPA’s Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) program, Mo-Kan will receive $1 million to capitalize a revolving loan fund from which it can provide loans and subgrants to support cleanup activities, community engagement and cleanup planning to eligible entities in local communities.
WHAT: News Conference to Discuss Job Training, Brownfields Redevelopment
WHERE: Mo-Kan Regional Council Offices, 224 North 7th Street, St. Joseph, Mo. 64501
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014
WHO: Karl Brooks, EPA Region 7 Administrator; John Mitchell, Director of Environment for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE); and Tom Bliss, Executive Director of the Mo-Kan Regional Council
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