Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving Duluth $400,000 worth of grants to assess the status of brownfield sites within the city that may contain hazardous materials, pollutants or contaminants, as well as create cleanup plans, Congressman Rick Nolan announced today.
"These grants mark an important step in cleaning up valuable land within Duluth for future projects to generate jobs and economic development, as well as for the sake of a cleaner, healthier environment for everyone who lives, works and enjoys this great city," Nolan said.
Half of the grant money will be used to plan cleanup for seven sites within Duluth. The other half will focus on sites that may contain petroleum–based materials. 171 communities throughout the U.S., including Duluth, are receiving these grants in 2014.