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EPA Awards $200,000 to Assess Hazardous Properties in Oklahoma City

Release Date: 10/15/2010
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Joe Hubbard at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

EPA Awards $200,000 to Assess Hazardous Properties in Oklahoma City

(DALLAS – October 15, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $200,000 to Oklahoma City to inventory potential hazardous brownfields sites and conduct community outreach. The project will also facilitate implementation of site assessments and development of clean-up plans for potential sites.

EPA's investment in the Brownfields program has resulted in many accomplishments, including leveraging more than $14.0 billion in Brownfields cleanup and redevelopment funding from the private and public sectors, creating more than 60,000 jobs. The Brownsfields program and its partners have provided guidance and incentives to support economic revitalization and empower communities to address the contaminated sites.

EPA's Brownfield Program continues to look to the future by expanding the types of properties it addresses, forming new partnerships and undertaking new initiatives to help revitalize communities across the nation.

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/podcast/oct2010.html


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