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2008-08-05 09:00:38

By Bill O'Boyle, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 5--HANOVER TWP. -- U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski on Monday announced receipt of a $178,524 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to install an "oxygenator" -- an aerobic wetlands treatment system that will reduce iron concentrations in the watershed caused by past coal mining practices. Kanjorski said the grant was obtained from EPA through the agency's Brownfields Program for the cleanup of acid mine drainage in the...

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By Gustavo Reveles Acosta, El Paso Times, Texas Aug. 5--EL PASO -- An inactive advisory board should investigate whether federal grant money could be used to clean up the old Farah building, even if the city wants to dismantled the advisory board in two weeks, East Side city Rep. Rachel Quintana said. Quintana on Tuesday will ask City Council to support her plan to have the Brownfields Advisory Board -- which was created in 2003 as part of a $1 million U.S. Environmental Protection...

2008-08-04 12:00:42

By Mike LaBella, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 4--HAVERHILL -- If $200,000 from the federal government is not enough to clean up the site of the new parking garage, the state is poised to help. Gov. Deval Patrick said that site is one of five locations statewide chosen for help through the new so-called Brownfields Support Team plan. It will help communities clean up contaminated sites and prepare them for redevelopment. The city plans to build a 400-car parking garage...

2008-08-02 06:00:13

By Paul Burgarino However, the agency must increase the amount of money deposited into the state treasurer's Condemnation Deposits Fund by $700,000 as probable compensation for the property. Maddock said the city must deposit a total of $1.8 million as potential reimbursement to the owner. Pittsburg has put about $1.1 million into the fund, said Juliet Cox, an attorney with Goldfarb and Lipman LLP, the firm representing the city. The agency board, which consists of the Pittsburg City...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

By Rob Capriccioso, Indian Country Today, Oneida, N.Y. Jul. 30--WASHINGTON -- Abandoned uranium ore mines in Navajo country have for decades been known to cause health problems. A five-agency coalition is finally doing something about it. The Environmental Protection Agency sent a multifaceted plan in June to the House Committee of Oversight and Government Reform, titled "Health and Environmental Impacts of Uranium Contamination in the Navajo Nation." The 46-page report lays out a...

2008-07-30 09:00:45

The Latino Community Development Agency of Oklahoma City has been awarded $25,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to help build a community rooftop garden at the former JCPenney building in the Capitol Hill district of Oklahoma City. Money for the project is part of more than $500,000 in grants announced Tuesday by EPA for 16 Brownfields Sustainability Pilots nationwide. The grant is in addition to the $200,000 the Latino Community Development Agency was awarded from...

2008-07-29 15:00:42

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it is providing more than $500,000 in technical assistance for 16 Brownfields Sustainability Pilot projects. The federal agency said the assistance will support sustainable activities such as the reuse and recycling of construction and demolition materials, green building and infrastructure design, energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy development and native landscaping. Brownfields redevelopment and sustainable reuse can go...

2008-07-22 18:00:30

By Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 22--The federal government has given Milwaukee $1.3 million to evaluate and clean up environmentally contaminated properties, Mayor Tom Barrett said today. The money comes from five grants from the Environmental Protection Agency: - $200,000 to clean up 2227 N. 31st St., a site in the 30th Street Industrial Corridor; - $200,000 to clean up 522 W. North Ave. in the Bronzeville Cultural & Entertainment District; - $200,000 to...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

By Juan-Carlos Rodriguez Journal Staff Writer The Sawmill Community Land Trust is getting $225,000 from the state to help clean up the old Ponderosa Products site. The land trust received the "Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund" from the New Mexico Environment Department to clean or remove contaminated surface soil on the roughly 7-acre site. The Department funds the loan through a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Rick Shean, the Department's...

2008-07-10 09:00:42

By David Accomazzo Workers cleaning up the last of the contamination at Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Commerce City found a previously undiscovered patch of contaminated land last week. The land does not pose a risk to the public, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Environmental Protection Agency.Crews covered the contaminated area with 6 inches of clean soil.Future contaminated soil will be trucked off-site to a disposal site as...


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2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

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