South Carolina is getting $658,000 in federal money to assess and clean up old industrial sites, known as “brownfields.”
The Department of Health and Environmental Control said it will use the money to continue to identify and clean former industrial sites so the property can be reused. The grant funds the first year of a projected five-year project period.
“Primarily it’s going towards their overhead costs: personnel, facilities and so on,” EPA Brownfields Program Region IV office physical scientist Brian Gross said. “This is an item that comes down and goes to the states each and every year to operate and maintain their established program that they have.” [Read more…]