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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 Grants

$350,000 for hazardous substances
$50,000 for petroleum

EPA has selected the City of South Beloit for two brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances and petroleum grant funds will be used to clean up the Corner Parcel of the former Primecast, Inc., site at 429 Gardner Street. From at least 1939 and until the late 1960s or early 1970s, the parcel was occupied by two gasoline service stations on the western side of the site. Between 1956 and 1974, four additional buildings were constructed on the eastern side of the site, and were associated with the former Beloit Foundry operation. Contaminants of concern include volatile organic compounds, semi-volatile organic compounds, and heavy metals. Hazardous substances grant funds also will be used to clean up the Foundry Parcel at the same site. From 1852 until around 2003, the parcel was occupied by the Beloit Foundry/Primecast, Inc., operation. Contaminants of concern at the site include volatile organic compounds, polynuclear aromatic compounds, PCBs, and heavy metals. Grant funds also will be used to conduct community outreach activities.


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
EPA Region 5 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/region5brownfields/)

Grant Recipient: City of South Beloit, IL

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.

May 2014
United States
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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