TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted Tucson $1 million through a Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund.
This will allow the city to provide six loans and two subgrants, which would revolve back into a fund supporting future Brownfields cleanups.
The following Southern Arizona leaders are participating:
- Tucson Mayor Regina Romero
- Congressman Raúl Grijalva
- Cochise County Board Chair Ann English
- Additional elected officials and staff from Cochise County
- ADEQ leadership
"A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant," the EPA shared online.
City officials say the use of these funds will go toward the the following Tucson neighborhoods:
- La Doce
- Thrive in the 05
- Barrio Centro/Julia Keen Neighborhood
- Downtown Tucson/Historic Barrios
The Southern Arizona leaders met Thursday to discuss the grants at the Park Tucson conference room, 110 E. Pennington St.
Their meeting place was once a Brownfields site that was supported by EPA grant funding.
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