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EPA Brownfields Program

EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. In 2002, the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act was passed to help states and communities around the country cleanup and revitalize brownfields sites. Under this law, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through four competitive grant programs: assessment grants, revolving loan fund grants, cleanup grants, and job training grants. Additionally, funding support is provided to state and tribal response programs through a separate mechanism.

Cleanup Grant

$200,000 for hazardous substances

EPA has selected the City of Racine Redevelopment Authority for a brownfields cleanup grant. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up the North Lot property at the former Racine Steel Castings site at 1425 North Memorial Drive. The site operated as a steel foundry from the late 1800s to 2001. The site was abandoned in 2001 until it was purchased in 2004 for storage and salvage operations. It was purchased by the city in 2013. The cleanup site is contaminated with PCBs, volatile organic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and heavy metals. Grant funds also will be used to conduct groundwater cleanup activities and support community outreach activities.

Contacts

For further information, including specific grant contacts, additional grant information, brownfields news and events, and publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/brownfields).

EPA Region 5 Brownfields Team
312-886-7257
EPA Region 5 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/region5brownfields/)

Grant Recipient: City of Racine Redevelopment Authority, WI
262-636-9152

The information presented in this fact sheet comes from the grant proposal; EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of this information. The cooperative agreement for the grant has not yet been negotiated. Therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.


 
EPA-560-F-14-146
May 2014
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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