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Wednesday: EPA to Recognize Seven Communities in South Carolina for Receiving $2.2 Million in Funding for Brownfield Site and Community Revitalization

Contact Information: 
James Pinkney (
(404) 562-9183 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main)

ATLANTA (May 7, 2018) – On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Trey Glenn will recognize seven communities in South Carolina as the recipients of Brownfields grant investments totaling $2.2 million.

The grants, funded by EPA’s Brownfields program, help recipients to conduct assessments and cleanups on Brownfields properties. The investments continue to provide communities with necessary funding to help revitalize America’s land, boost local economies and create jobs while protecting public health.

The Catawba Regional Council of Governments, along with the cities of Aiken, Clinton, Greenville, and Pickens were selected for brownfields assessment funding. The City of Greenwood and the Pelzer Heritage Commission were selected for brownfields cleanup funding,

Who:                EPA

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC)

City of Aiken

Catawba Regional Council of Governments

Clinton, SC

City of Greenville

City of Pickens

City of Greenwood

Pelzer Heritage Commission

What:               EPA Brownfields Grant Recognition for Seven Communities in South Carolina

When:              Wednesday, May 9, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Where:             M.S. Bailey Municipal Center

211 N. Broad Street, Suite A

Clinton, SC 29325

List of the FY 2018 Applicants Selected for Funding:

For more information on the ARC grants:

For more information on EPA’s Brownfields Program:

For more information on how brownfields restoration has positively impacted local economies and the quality of life for neighboring communities:

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