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EPA Announces $2.8 Million in Grants to Clean Up Contaminated Sites in Ohio

Release Date: 05/29/2012
Contact Information: Francisco Arcaute, 312-886-7613, arcaute.francisco@epa.gov

For Immediate Release No. 12-OPA035

(CHICAGO – May 29, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $2.8 million in grants to redevelop contaminated properties, create jobs and protect public health in Ohio. These “brownfield grants” are used to assess and clean up abandoned industrial and commercial properties.

"EPA's brownfield grants will spur redevelopment in Ohio," said EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman. “These grants will help prepare contaminated properties for productive uses.”

The Ohio brownfield grants were distributed as follows:

    Lockland, Site Assessment, Hazardous Substances, $200,000
    Lorain Port Authority, Site Assessment, $400,000
    Newark, Site Assessment, Hazardous Substances, $200,000
    Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning & Development Organization, Site Assessment, $600,000
    Ottawa County, Site Assessment, $400,000
    Toledo, Site Assessment, $800,000
    Vinton Baptist Church, Cleanup, Field of Hope Community Campus, $200,000


The Ohio grants are part of the EPA’s $69.3 million 2012 nationwide brownfields grants to clean up and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies, create jobs and protect public health.

See a list of all awarded brownfields grants by state: http://cfpub.epa.gov/bf_factsheets/

More information on EPA’s brownfields program: www.epa.gov/brownfields/

More information on brownfields success stories: www.epa.gov/brownfields/success/index.htm