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EPA sets grants to restore ‘brownfields’ at blighted sites

The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday more than $66 million in grants will go to 151 places throughout the U.S> to assess and clean up contaminated or abandoned "brownfields'' — industrial and commercial properties that contain a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant. An estimated 450,000 brownfields, including abandoned industrial facilities, waste disposal sites and former gas stations, plague cities, towns and rural areas throughout the country.

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