EPA grants $1.7M for 5 brownfield sites in Kentucky

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted $1.7 million for five brownfield projects in Kentucky. The grants help communities plan the cleanup and redevelopment of properties that are contaminated or suspected of being contaminated. A release from Gov. Andy Beshear’s office says $300,000 grants are going to Hazard, Frankfort, Louisville and Florence. A coalition grant of $500,000 is going to Middlesboro and Pineville. Kentucky communities have received about $16 million in EPA brownfield grants since 2007.