ATLANTA (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $1 million in brownfield grants to revitalize two Kentucky communities. Brownfield sites are properties where expansion and redevelopment is complicated because there is the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.
The EPA announced this week that the city of Frankfort is getting $200,000 to assess for petroleum and another $200,000 to assess for the presence of hazardous substances. The Northern Kentucky Area Development District will also be getting a $600,000 grant to assess for hazardous substances.
Federal officials say the grant money provides the funding to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, and boosts local economies while protecting human health.