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GREENVILLE, HAVELOCK AND WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA TO RECEIVE BROWNFIELDS GRANT FOR COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION

Release Date: 06/12/2012
Contact Information: James Pinkney, (404) 562-9183, pinkney.james@epa.gov

(Atlanta - June 12, 2012) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Regional Administrator, Stan Meiburg, will recognize the cities of Greenville, Havelock, and Wilson, NC as the recipients of brownfields grants for assessment and cleanup of contaminated properties on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the Reade Ventures Redevelopment Site in Greenville, NC.

The city of Havelock will receive a $400,000 assessment grant and the cities of Wilson and Greenville will receive a $200,000 assessment grant.

Grants funded by EPA’s brownfields program will help recipients to conduct assessment and cleanup activities, and secure funding to eliminate delays in moving from assessment to cleanup. The investments will continue to provide communities with necessary funding to help clean up America’s land, boost local economies and create jobs while protecting public health.

Who: EPA Deputy Regional Administrator, Stan Meiburg, city of Greenville Mayor, Allen M. Thomas, city of Havelock Mayor, Jimmy Sanders, city of Wilson Mayor, C. Bruce Rose

What: EPA Brownfields Check Presentations to the City of Greenville, City of Havelock and City of Wilson, NC

When: Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Reade Ventures Redevelopment Site

629 Dickinson Avenue

Greenville, NC 27834

Since inception in 1995, EPA’s brownfields investments have leveraged more than $18.3 billion in cleanup and redevelopment funding from a variety of public and private sources and have resulted in approximately 75,500 jobs. In 2012, EPA awarded $69.3 million to 245 grantees in 39 states across the country to assess and clean up abandoned industrial and commercial properties.

More information on brownfields grants by state:
http://cfpub.epa.gov/bf_factsheets/

More information on EPA’s Brownfields program:
http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/