Marquette County to Receive Federal Grants for Brownfield Sites

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    Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)  –  Marquette County is slated to receive receive $400,000 in federal assessment funding for clean up of brownfield sites.

    Officials say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Grant will help Marquette County assess contaminated sites so they can be cleaned up for future re-use. They add the grant will be used to restore land to productive use and spur redevelopment.

    The county will receive $200,000 for assessment of petroleum sites and $200,000 for assessment of sites with hazardous materials. The funding will be used through the Marquette County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to develop an inventory of potential brownfield environmental assessments, prepare cleanup plans, conduct area-wide planning, and support community outreach activities.

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