Tulsa Gets $1.4-million in EPA Brownfields Grants

May 9, 2013

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The city of Tulsa has received a total of $1.4 million in Environmental Protection Agency grants to help clean up contaminated former industrial sites.

The EPA grants include $600,000 to clean up property once occupied by a paper recycling facility and steel company. Money will also be used to clean up a former metal manufacturing facility and producer of heat exchangers. Officials say the sites are contaminated with arsenic, metals and other contaminants.

The city also received $800,000 for a revolving loan fund in partnership with the Indian Nations Council of Governments and the Tulsa Industrial Authority. The grant money will be used to in conjunction with the revolving loan fund the city will tap for loans and subgrants to developers for cleanup activities for sites contaminated with hazardous substances.

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