Grant received through EPA

St. Joseph County’s grant writer, Lindsay Oswald, has announced details of a $200,000 Brownfield Assessment grant received through the Environmental Protection Agency.

The funds will be used for countywide, petroleum assessment of brownfield properties. Oswald explained that a brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants.

The purpose of the grant is to provide the EPA a way to work with communities within St. Joseph County to prevent, assess, clean and sustainably reuse brownfields.

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