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EPA Brownfields Program

EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002, as amended by the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2018, was passed to help states and communities around the country clean up and revitalize brownfields sites. Under this law, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through four competitive grant programs: assessment grants, revolving loan fund grants, cleanup grants, and job training grants. Additionally, funding support is provided to state and tribal response programs through a separate mechanism.

Cleanup Grant

$200,000 for petroleum

EPA has selected the Town of Robbins for a brownfields cleanup grant. Petroleum grant funds will be used to clean up the former Robbins Mill-Smokestack parcel located at 200 South Kennedy Street. The 0.5-acre cleanup site operated as a woolen weaving mill from the 1920s to 1990, and was briefly used by a sign manufacturer during the late 1990s and 2000s. The historic building remained until 2008, when it caught fire. The town completed an assessment of the Smokestack parcel using EPA Assessment Grant funds, which identified soil contamination due to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that are likely from years of burning fuel in the mill's boilers. Grant funds also will be used to conduct community involvement activities.

Contacts

For further information, including specific grant contacts, additional grant information, brownfields news and events, and publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/brownfields).

EPA Region 4 Brownfields Team
404-562-8604
EPA Region 4 Brownfields Web site (https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/brownfields-and-land-revitalization-alabama-florida-georgia-kentucky-mississippi-north-0)

Grant Recipient: Town of Robbins, NC
910-948-2431

The information presented in this fact sheet comes from the grant proposal; EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of this information. The cooperative agreement for the grant has not yet been negotiated. Therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.


 
EPA-560-F-18-110
April 2018
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Land and
Emergency
Management (5105T)

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