Posted: Jul 16, 2013 7:35 PM by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY - Three Missouri groups are getting a total of $1.6 million in federal funds to clean up polluted sites.
The Environmental Protection Agency said in a release Monday that agencies in Jefferson City, St. Louis, and Springfield, will receive a total of $1.6 million in supplemental revolving loan funds to help clean up and redevelop polluted sites.
The Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority in Jefferson City, and the St. Louis Development Corporation will each receive $300,000 to address hazardous substances and $200,000 to address petroleum contamination. The City of Springfield will receive $250,000 to address hazardous substances and $350,000 to cleanup petroleum.
EPA's Brownfields Program targets abandoned and contaminated sites to encourage redevelopment.