Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Regional Administrator Keith Takata joined by Debbie Schechter, Mary Simms, Carolyn Douglas, Glenn Kistner, and Rusty Harris-Bishop of EPA Region 9.
EPA joined the City of Richmond and many other partners to celebrate the start of a Brownfields cleanup.
Japanese American families operated nurseries on the property from 1905 to 2006. The redevelopment will include LEED urban housing, preservation of some of the historic nursery buildings, and green open space.
Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin was joined by Keith Takata, US EPA Deputy Regional Administrator, Stewart Black, Acting Deputy Director of Brownfield and Environmental Restoration for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Richmond residents and a host of officials at a press conference and kick-off ceremony to celebrate the start of demolition and environmental cleanup at the Miraflores site in Richmond.
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