$500,000 EPA grant will go to redevelop potentially contaminated land, Birmingham Regional Planning Commission says

Help could be coming to polluted areas in North Birmingham in the form of an EPA grant. Local politicians and environmentalists say it can’t come quickly enough.

Last year the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPC) was awarded half a million dollars by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redevelop vacant and unusable lands in and surrounding the city.

The money came in the form of an EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant which is given after the EPA selects recipients from a pool of applications.

By Heather Gann