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City of Valley, AL to Receive EPA Funds for Community Revitalization

Release Date: 05/15/2008
Contact Information: Laura Niles, (404) 562-8353,

(Atlanta, Ga. –May 15, 2008) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will recognize the City of Valley on Friday, May 16, 2008 in Valley, Ala. as recipients of $235,000 in EPA brownfields grants to help clean up the Langdale and Riverdale Mill properties, turning them from problem properties to productive community use. Additionally, EPA awarded Florence, Ala. with $400,000 in brownfields grants.

Who: EPA Region 4 Regional Administrator Jimmy Palmer

What: Award EPA Brownfields Grants to the City of Valley

When: Friday, May 16, 2008, 4:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Langdale Mill-Conference Room

      5901 20th Ave.
      Valley, Ala.

Brownfields are sites where expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The brownfields program encourages redevelopment of America's estimated 450,000 abandoned and contaminated waste sites. Since the beginning of the program, EPA has awarded 1,255 assessment grants totaling more than $298 million, 230 revolving loan fund grants totaling about $217 million, and 426 cleanup grants totaling $78.7 million.

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