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City of Topeka, EPA Region 7 to Announce Brownfield Funding, Plans for Riverfront Redevelopment Project

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EPA sealimage of Topeka seal(Topeka, Kan., Oct. 25, 2017) – The city of Topeka and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 will hold a joint news conference Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, to recognize the city’s award of an EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant. 

WHAT: News conference to announce EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant, followed by a site visit to one of many brownfield sites that the city plans to address with the funding as part of revitalization efforts in the Kansas riverfront area.  

WHO: Topeka Interim City Manager Doug Gerber; Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast; Brownfields Coordinator Seth Mettling, Kansas Department of Health and Environment; and EPA Region 7 Principal Deputy Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp.

WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

WHERE: NOTO Art Center, 935 N Kansas Ave, Topeka, Kan. 66608

Brownfields are real properties, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

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