EPA awards grants to clean-up Brownfield sites in Bristol, Virginia, Smyth, Lee counties
Three properties identified as contaminated or “Brownfield sites” by the Environmental Protection Agency will be cleaned-up with money secured from federal grants.
A total of $300,000 is being earmarked for a tract located off of Bob Morrison Boulevard in Bristol, Virginia–the former site of a lingerie factory, paper mill, and iron company that existed on the property for decades, according to the EPA report.
A quarter-million-dollar assessment grant will fund the improvements in Saltville on the former town shop that was once the site of a salt mining operation.
The third project is being completed with help from The Nature Conservancy. The property where an old sawmill company once stood on over 70 acres will be repaired with a $208,000 EPA grant.
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