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FRIDAY: EPA to Present ADEM with $200,000 for Community Revitalization

Release Date: 05/12/2010
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – May 12, 2010) On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present the Alabama
Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) with a $200,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant. The Grant funds will be used by ADEM to conduct assessments at petroleum brownfields sites where the presence of underground storage tanks may have caused environmental contamination, making the sites unsuitable for redevelopment. This move will help spur redevelopment, secure jobs and create greenspace.

      WHO: Congressman Artur Davis (D-AL);
              Stan Meiburg, EPA Acting Regional Administrator;
              Lance R. LeFleur, Director, Ala Department of Environmental Management; and
          Deputy Mayor Jeffery Downes, City of Montgomery;

      WHAT: EPA Brownfields Grant award

      WHEN: Friday, May 14, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. CST
WHERE: 515 Mildred Street
          Montgomery, Alabama