EPA announced the City of Chicago has been awarded $400,000 to assess contamination from hazardous substances and petroleum products on brownfield sites in the Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods. This grant will be used to inventory sites, conduct six Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Phase II Environmental Site Investigations, and prepare three cleanup plans.
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 contaminant.
More information about the Brownfields Grant program can be found on the EPA’s website. Specific information about the Chicago grant is available from the City of Chicago (312-744-3639).Tags: brownfields