EPA gives $1.4 million to clean up NY brownfields

Posted at: 05/09/2013 10:19 AM
Updated at: 05/09/2013 10:27 AM
By: AP

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - The federal Environmental Protection Agency says five upstate New York communities will share $1.4 million to clean up abandoned and contaminated sites.

The money to clean up so-called brownfields is going to Fort Edward, Glens Falls, Ithaca, Rensselaer and Rochester.
Brownfields can pose health problems and create impediments to re-developing areas.  EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck said Wednesday the money will help revitalize neighborhoods and create jobs.
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