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Griffith Applauds $600,000 Brownfields Grant for Sites in Alleghany County, Covington

 
Washington, DC (September 13, 2018) -Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $600,000 to the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation as part of its Brownfields Program:

“Cleaning up brownfields can turn them into economic assets for a community. This $600,000 grant will help sites in the Towns of Clifton Forge and Iron Gate, Alleghany County, and the City of Covington do just that by providing funds for assessing them and planning their recovery. It offers a valuable lift for environmental restoration, job creation, and economic development in our area.”

Background

A brownfield is defined by the EPA as “a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.”
 
 
 

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