$3.7 million granted to clean up contaminated sites in MN, one in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

June 12, 2014 Updated Jun 12, 2014 at 9:08 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded $3.7 million in grants to clean up contaminated sites in the state.

Jay Street in Duluth received $214,000 to clean up a three acre site. The land is contaminated with petroleum, heavy metals and other pollutants.

After the clean up, 12 single family homes will be built on the site with was previously occupied by a capacity coal gas holder.

“We did talk about the need for in–fill housing and that this site, being surrounded by other houses, meets the goal for an in–fill housing site,” City Planning Director, Keith Hamre, said.

Hamre says a number of meetings with the community and other city commissions will need to happen before what will ultimately be built on the site.

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