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Posted on: July 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Redevelopment Authority Receives $500,000 to Clean Up Brownfield Sites

The Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland today announced the agency is the recipient of a $500,000 federal grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to perform environmental assessments countywide in an effort to address hazardous substances and petroleum sites. According to April Kopas, Executive Director of the Authority, “This funding will help us evaluate brownfield sites throughout the county and works to position them for a more productive reuse. Cleaning up contaminated sites is consistent with the Authority’s mission to revitalize communities and make neighborhoods clean, safe, and ready for private investment”. Brownfields include properties that are contaminated or perceived to be contaminated. They may also include properties that are underutilized for various socioeconomic reasons, such as abandonment, obsolescence, tax delinquency, and/or blight. Read full Press Release

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