Program is designed to empower states,
communities, and other stakeholders in economic
redevelopment to work together in a timely
manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and
sustainably reuse brownfields.
A brownfield is a
property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse
of which may be complicated by the presence or
potential presence of a hazardous substance,
pollutant, or contaminants.
EPA has selected
the City of Florence for two brownfields
assessment grants. Hazardous sub-stances grant
funds will be used to inventory sites and
conduct about 20 Phase I and 10 Phase II
environmental site assessments within the
Sweetwater Arts and Entertainment District.
Petroleum grant funds will be used to inventory
sites and conduct about 25 Phase I and 12 Phase
II environmental site assessments within the
District. Grant funds also will be used to
support community outreach activities.