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EPA Awards Over $400,000 to LDEQ for Brownfields

Release Date: 11/06/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – November 6, 2008) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $406,185 to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to support its Brownfields program. Brownfields are vacant, abandoned or under-used properties with redevelopment potential that suffer from known or perceived environmental contamination. LDEQ will use the funds for its Voluntary Cleanup Program and Revolving Loan Fund.

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/audio.htm#audio110608_ldeq

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