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TUESDAY: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to Visit Atlanta and Announce $1 Million for Contaminated Land Cleanup, Support BeltLine Redevelopment of sites creates local jobs and greenspace

Release Date: 05/29/2009
Contact Information: Adora Andy, 202-564-2715 / 4355 /

(Washington, D.C. – May 29, 2009) On Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will announce $1 million 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 turn 10 local sites, contaminated by hazardous chemicals or pollutants, into productive properties. This move will help spur redevelopment, secure jobs and create greenspace.

WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson;
Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin;
Stan Meiburg, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA Region 4;

      Alan Farmer, Director, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Division, EPA Region 4
          Jim Ussery, Assistant Director for Programs, GA Environmental Protection Division (GAEPD);
          Mark Smith, Chief, Hazardous Waste Branch, GAEPD;
          Peggy McCormick, President, Atlanta Development Authority; and
Terri Montague, President and CEO, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

WHAT: EPA Brownfields Projects in Atlanta

WHEN: Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Historic Fourth Ward Park
North side of Dallas St., between Glen Iris Dr. and N. Angier Ave.
          Directions: From Interstate 75/85, take North Ave. NE 2.5 miles west to reach N. Angier Ave. NE. Please park on N. Angier Ave between North Avenue and Dallas St. Or visit for travel by transit, bicycle or foot.