ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved $300,000 in two competitive Brownfields Assessment Grants to the City of Albany.
“I thank the EPA for its attention and dedication to the Albany community,” said Congressman Bishop. “These grants will help revitalize the City of Albany, which is still recovering from last year’s storms and tornadoes, by supporting the assessment of contaminated properties in the area. This is a vital and underappreciated function of the EPA, and I look forward to seeing this cleanup process realized.”
The EPA’s Brownfields Programs provides states and localities with resources to assess and safely remediate and redevelop properties that have been impacted by the presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, or other contaminants.
The grants include a $200,000 community-wide hazardous substances grant and a $100,000 petroleum grant. The grants will be used to conduct 12 Phase I and five Phase II environmental site assessments across the City of Albany, as well as to develop four reuse plans and a community involvement plan and associated activities.