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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 hazardous substances

EPA has selected the City of Dubuque for a brownfields cleanup grant. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up the .3-acre West Blum property located at 411 East 15th Street. The property historically has been used for coffin making, coal storage, and dry kiln, varnishing, and painting operations. Since the 1950s, it has operated as a junkyard and metal recycling center. The site is contaminated with PCBs, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, and heavy metals in the soil and groundwater. Grant funds also will be used to conduct three public meetings, where information about the project will be shared, feedback will be collected, and next steps will be described.

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 7 Brownfields Team
913-551-7786
EPA Region 7 Brownfields Web site (https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/brownfields-and-land-revitalization-iowa-kansas-missouri-nebraska-and-nine-tribal)

Grant Recipient: City of Dubuque, IA
563-589-4272

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-18-036
April 2018
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Land and
Emergency
Management (5105T)

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