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Three Alabama Cities to Receive EPA Grants for Revitalization

Release Date: 05/11/2006
Contact Information: Laura Niles, (404) 562-8353, niles.laura@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – May 11, 2006) The cities of Tarrant, Selma and Tuscaloosa in Alabama will be recognized Friday, May 12, 2006 in Tarrant as successful applicants for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields grants that promote the redevelopment of abandoned and contaminated or potentially contaminated waste sites. Each city will receive $200,000 in Brownfields grant funds for assessment or cleanup of properties. A Brownfield is a site where expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

Who: Tarrant Mayor Loxil Tuck
Selma Planning Director Charlotte Griffeth

          Tuscaloosa City Council President ProTem Harrison Taylor
          EPA Southeast Region Waste Division Director Beverly Banister
          Alabama Department of Environmental Management Executive Counsel John Hagood
          Alabama Department of Environmental Management Land Division Director Larry Bryant
Fresh Water Land Trust Executive Director Wendy Allen Jackson

What: Cities of Tarrant, Selma and Tuscaloosa receiving recognition for successful application of EPA Brownfields grants of $200,000 each for community revitalization.

When: Friday, May 12, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. CST

Where: Vulcan Bolt and Rivet Site 1020 Pinson Street, Tarrant, AL 35217

More information on the Brownfields program: epa.gov/brownfields

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