The U.S. EPA has selected the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) as the recipient of $400,000 in EPA brownfields funding. The money is targeted for the assessment and cleanup planning for hazardous substances and petroleum cleanup in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The funding is being awarded through EPA's Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup process.
SLDC will use half of the funding to conduct approximately seven Phase I and six Phase II communitywide assessments on properties that are potentially impacted by hazardous substances. The remaining $200,000 will be used for petroleum assessment for the same tasks at sites with potential petroleum contamination. Funding will also be used to conduct cleanup planning and community outreach activities.
Under EPA’s remediation programs, a Phase I property assessment includes a historical investigation and preliminary site inspection. A Phase II assessment is more elaborate and includes sampling activities to identify the types and concentrations of contaminants and the areas that require cleaning.
Since 2003, the EPA has awarded more than $4,233,000 to address brownfields properties in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri.
INFO: Contact EPA’s Belinda Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.