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EPA Announces $600,000 to Clean up Brownfield Sites in Indiana

Contact Information: 
Joshua Singer (singer.joshua@epa.gov)

(CHICAGO – July 12, 2016) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $600,000 in supplemental funding to clean up Brownfield sites in Indiana.

"EPA’s Brownfield program will help Indiana revitalize distressed properties, improve public health, create jobs and boost local economic opportunities," said Region 5 Acting Superfund Director Douglas Ballotti. “EPA’s funds often make the difference that helps leverage private sector resources to make cleanups and reuse of properties possible.”

EPA awarded $300,000 to the Indiana Finance Authority to cleanup contamination at the former Salvage Yard in Marion. The City of Marion plans to clean up this site along the Mississinewa Riverfront so that it can be redeveloped to provide greater recreational opportunities and eventually link to other trails.

EPA also awarded a $300,000 grant to the City of Indianapolis to clean up property in the King Park neighborhood north of downtown Indianapolis so that it can be redeveloped into housing.

EPA provides supplemental funding to grantees that have shown success in using previous Brownfield grants and need additional funding to continue cleanups.  These projects will help communities create jobs while protecting people’s health and the environment.  

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