Thursday, May 31, 2012

Salt Lake and Ogden Receive $1.3 Million to Revitalize Contaminated Properties

At an event today along the North Temple corridor in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency Regional Administrator Jim Martin presented the Mayors of Salt Lake City, Salt
Lake County and Ogden City with $1.3 million in grant awards to advance the assessment, cleanup
and redevelopment of properties. The grants are part of $69 million in EPA Brownfields funds
awarded to 245 communities nationally to advance property revitalization, job creation and
economic development.

"Salt Lake and Ogden have built a strong coalition that is taking a strategic approach to cleaning up
properties and opening new doors for investment and job creation," said EPA Regional
Administrator, Jim Martin. "These funds will not only protect public health by removing
contaminants like petroleum compounds, arsenic, and lead from urban neighborhoods, they will help
restore dozens of properties to productive use.” Environmental Protection