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EPA Sending Out $255 Million to Clean Up Brownfield Sites

May 12, 2022, 6:12 PM

The EPA named 265 communities on Thursday that will receive grant funding to clean up former industrial sites that are difficult to redevelop or reuse because of legacy pollution, known as brownfields.

About three-quarters of the $254.5 million that will be sent out comes from the bipartisan infrastructure law, which set aside some $1.5 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency’s brownfields program. The remaining funding, totaling $75 million, comes from fiscal 2022 appropriations.

The administration positioned the funding as an effort to secure environmental justice in low-income communities of color, one of President Joe Biden’s top ...

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