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EPA Awards 17 Brownfields Grants to Regional Communities

Release Date: 6/20/2003
Contact Information: Tim Brincefield
(206) 553-2100

June 20, 2003

Seventeen communities in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska have been selected to receive nearly $7 million in national Brownfields re-development grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The grants -- announced today by EPA Administrator Christie Whitman in Washington, D.C. -- are expected to help the local communities clean-up and revitalization efforts, as well as create more family-wage jobs over the next decade.

Following the national awards ceremony, the grant was announced locally today by EPA Regional Administrator John Iani.

“Brownfields grants are good for the environment and good for the local economy,” said Iani. “By cleaning-up industrial property and returning it to productive use, these communities will move toward a more sustainable economic base.”

Communities interested in Brownfields Program assistance may attend the upcoming Brownfields 2003 Conference in Portland, Oregon. The conference includes sessions by national leaders in economic revitalization, an exhibit hall and a Brownfields bookstore. The EPA sponsored conference, October 27-29, is free to all registrants. (

More information about the individual projects and the grants can be found in the online fact sheets:

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