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THURSDAY: EPA Assistant Administrator of OSWER to Visit Atlanta and Announce $400,000 for Contaminated Land Cleanup, Support BeltLine

Release Date: 04/21/2010
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – April 21, 2010) On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator of the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER), Mathy Stanislaus, will announce $400,000 in funding to the City of Atlanta, Ga., to support the clean up of sites known as brownfields along the Atlanta BeltLine and other redevelopment corridors. The funds will be used to conduct environmental site assessments. Grant funds also will be used for cleanup planning and community outreach activities. This move will help spur redevelopment, secure jobs and create greenspace.

      WHO: Mathy Stanislaus, EPA Assistant Administrator of OSWER;
      Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed;
      Alan Farmer, Director, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Division, EPA Region 4;
      Mark Smith, Chief, Hazardous Waste Branch, GAEPD;
      James E. Shelby, Commissioner, Atlanta Department of Planning and Community Development;

      Paul A. Taylor, Interim Director of Atlanta Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs
          Ernestine Garey, Interim President, Atlanta Development Authority; and
          Lee J. Harrop, Program Management Officer, Atlanta Beltline, Inc.
      WHAT: EPA Brownfields Projects in Atlanta

      WHEN: Thursday, April 22, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.

      WHERE: Dunbar Family Center (The Center for Working Families, Inc.)
              Urban Garden (behind the Center)
              477 Winsor Street SW
Atlanta, GA