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As part of HR Green’s ongoing commitment to helping communities leverage Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding for brownfields assessments and cleanup, the company announced today that it has helped the city of Waterloo, IA secure two more EPA grants totaling $400,000. Since 2000, HR Green’s efforts have secured for the city a total of $2.65 million in grants and loans.
Coined less than 25 years ago, the term “brownfields” is relatively new to the environmental science lexicon and remains unfamiliar to many outside the profession. Few realize that, since 1995, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has overseen a program devoted to improving these unpleasant-sounding places.
As the nation continues to move steadily forward in recovering from the economic downturn many community leaders are asking themselves “what can we learn from the past 10 years?” The short answer is: Resilience.
Council Bluffs has demonstrated a unique ability to quickly return properties to a productive re-use. Much of the City’s efforts have focused on the South Main Brownfields Project Area which is among the oldest and most deteriorated industrial districts in Council Bluffs.
The City of Palo is a town of approximately 900 people which had no city-wide public drinking water distribution system prior to the flood of June 2008.