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May 29, 2014ST. JOSEPH, Mo. |  By: Drummond

EPA Gives Grants for Hazardous Cleanup

A local non-profit organization received one-million dollars in grants for work on hazardous substances and work on petroleum contamination.

The Mo-Kan Regional Council of St. Joseph received grants from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Clean-up grants program. 171 communities or entities will receive a total of $67 million for the 2014 fiscal year.

Spokesman for the EPA Region 7, Chris Whitley, says the grant program will help clean-up properties that have not been in use.

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The Mo-Kan Regional council will receive $573,100 for work on hazardous substances and $426,900 for work on petroleum contamination.