EPA Grant to Help Assess Potential Contamination

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(Photo by Ron Richter)
(Photo by Ron Richter)

The City of Sheridan is among 171 communities nationwide that have received a Brownfields grant through United States Environmental Protection Agency. City Planning and Economic Development Director Robert Briggs says that the $400,000 grant will be used for a number of different things regarding cleanup of the North Main Street area.

Briggs said that there are over a dozen properties in the North Main area that will be assessed for potential contaminants that include, heavy metals, including lead and arsenic, petroleum compounds, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Briggs talked about the next step in the process.

Several of the sites that will be assessed for contamination include, the abandoned sawmill, a former stockyard, railroad and fuel storage facilities and numerous warehouses.

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