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New Funds Drive Push To Reconsider EPA’s Brownfields Cleanup Policy

January 4, 2022
As EPA is poised to distribute billions of dollars in brownfields cleanup grants that Congress approved in the bipartisan infrastructure law, officials are being urged to reconsider the agency’s long-held approach to cleaning up such sites to levels needed for future reuse, in order to better address environmental justice (EJ) concerns. Such suggestions -- from a key lawmaker and other supporters of EPA’s brownfields program -- would alter the way cleanup policy has been implemented for years at brownfields sites...

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