Ohio, Indiana Communities Get Cleanup Money

Two communities in the Changing Gears region — Cleveland and Goshen, Ind. — are getting money from the Environmental Protection Agency. Each will receive grants to clean up brownfield sites, a subject that Changing Gears reporter Niala Boodhoo in Chicago explored in September.

The funding is part of the EPA’s Partnership for Sustainable Communities program. In all, the EPA is handing out $4 million to 23 communities nationwide for brown field clean up. Each community will receive up to $175,000.

Cleveland’s grant is going to pay for clean up in the Kinsman and Lower Buckeye neighborhoods. The money for Goshen is going to the Ninth Street Industrial Corridor.

Thanks to Lester Graham at Michigan Radio for passing along the tip.

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