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County gets $400K for enviromental survey

by TSchmitt
Tue, Jun 7th 2011 09:23 am

The Environmental Protection Agency will provide $400,000 to Niagara County to conduct a county-wide assessment of over 300 brownfields contaminated by hazardous substances and petroleum, according to a release from Sen. Charles Schumer's office.

The EPA investment will be used to conduct numerous environmental site assessments, and to support community outreach activities. Petroleum grant funds will be used to conduct the same tasks at sites with potential petroleum contamination. Niagara County has inventoried and identified over 300 brownfield sites, mostly located at facilities which were manufacturers of steel, ceramics, and paper at one time.

 

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