Of course, Michigan wishes it didn't have so many of these waste sites, but, at least the state is getting help with them.
The EPA awarded 19 brownfield
grants, equalling $8 million, to the state of Michigan. The 19 grants
were the most received by any state inside the Great Lakes region.
Overall, 87 grants for 56 communities, totalling $18.6 million, were passed out in the area.
Brownfields are properties where expansion, redevelopment or reuse
may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of pollution
or hazardous substances. The grants were awarded competitively in three
categories: hazardous substances assessment and cleanup, petroleum
assessment and cleanup, and revolving loan funds.
Nationally, 314 grants totaling more than $74 million were awarded to 209 different applicants.
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