EPA Announces Brownfield Grants

Washington — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, has awarded more than $75 million in brownfield grants to communities in 44 states. The grants break down as follows: 172 assessment grants, worth $33.6 million, to assess and plan for eventual cleanup at one or more brownfield sites; 106 cleanup grants, totaling $19.3 million, for recipients to clean up brownfield sites they own; 13 revolving loan fund grants, totaling $20,8 million, which communities use to make low-interest loans for the cleanup of brownfield sites; and 11 job-training grants, totaling $2.2 million, for environmental training of people who live in brownfield communities.