EPA Region 7 Administrator John Askew has presented a ceremonial check for more than $1.23 million to the City of St. Louis, representing a series of brownfields funding awards for the assessment and cleanup of hazardous substances and petroleum in the city's older urban core.
The check presentation, included a $400,000 award to the St. Louis Development Corporation for the assessment of hazardous substances and petroleum, a $333,360 award to the St. Louis Land Reutilization Authority for the cleanup of hazardous substances and petroleum, and an additional $500,000 in supplemental Revolving Loan Funds for loans and sub-grants to eligible entities focused on the cleanup of hazardous substances and petroleum.
The St. Louis Land Reutilization Authority will use the cleanup funds to address contamination at the former Curley Collins Recycling site at 121 Dock Street. The property was a manufacturing site for 66 years, and later a recycling site and junkyard. The authority will also address petroleum contamination at Delmar and Whittier, a former gas station and auto repair facility; and at a former gas station located at 2848 North Kings highway.
The St. Louis Development Corporation will use its assessment funds to conduct 10 Phase I and five Phase II environmental site assessments, and to conduct community outreach activities.