EPA announces $300M to revitalize polluted sites

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday announced it would dole out $300 million to revitalize contaminated sites.

That money is part of a larger $1.5 billion tranche that was part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The funds will go to 178 communities for new cleanup grants and an additional 31 communities to supplement existing projects. The polluted sites in question are known as Brownfield sites.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan announced the funds during a trip to Philadelphia at the site of a former oil terminal that later became a community area for hiking and biking.

“Far too many communities across America have suffered the harmful economic and health consequences of living near polluted brownfield sites,” President Biden said in a written statement in an EPA press release.

“I am proud that my Administration is helping Philadelphia clean up and transform this area into an economic engine, while tackling a longstanding environmental injustice and creating good-paying jobs,” he added.

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