The Recovery Act provides funding for significant projects that will help clean our environment, and provide better environmental and public health protection to citizens in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. EPA's portion of the plan will create green jobs that will also help clean contaminated land, produce cleaner drinking water and air quality, spur environmentally-conscious urban and rural redevelopment and reduce greenhouse gases.
Funding includes projects to clean Brownfields, speed clean up work at Superfund sites, support the implementation of diesel emission reduction technologies, assess and clean up underground storage tanks, and improve the nation's water quality infrastructure.
Brownfields: Additional grant funding will help community groups evaluate and clean up former industrial and commercial sites.
Clean Diesel Projects: Additional grant funding will help state and local governments, and non-profit organizations with projects that reduce diesel emissions in Region 10 communities.
- $2 Million to help Portland, Multnomah County
- Idaho Receives Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
- Washington Receives Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
Water State Revolving Funds: Additional funding will assist communities with water quality and wastewater infrastructure needs, and drinking water infrastructure needs. A portion of the funding will be targeted toward green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency, and environmentally innovative projects.
Superfund Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Additional funding will help speed up cleanups at targeted hazardous sites.
- Bunker Hill - Kellogg, Idaho
- Commencement Bay - Tacoma, Washington
- Wyckoff-Eagle Harbor - Bainbridge Island, Washington
Underground Storage Tanks: Additional funding will assist with the cleanup of petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks. Learn more about Recovery Act funding for leaking underground storage tanks.