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EPA Awards $200,000 to the City of Waco

Release Date: 09/22/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – September 22, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $200,000 to the City of Waco, Texas. The city will use the EPA Brownfields award to clean up the former Southwest Spraying and Chemical Company site located at 901 Peach Street. The five acre site was used by the company from approximately 1950 to 1968 to mix agricultural pesticides and herbicides. Additional environmental concerns include areas surrounding an onsite railroad spur where bulk chemicals were delivered and stored. The Southwest Spraying and Chemical Company property, also known as the “blue building” is part of an overall effort to revitalize the Brazos River Corridor. After the cleanup is complete, the city will actively engage the community in determining the specific redevelopment of the site.

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