7 Virginia localities get EPA grants for contaminated sites

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Seven Virginia communities are getting federal money to help assess and clean up abandoned, polluted commercial properties.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the $3.3 million in funding Wednesday.

EPA said in a news release that the Virginia communities are among 149 nationwide that will receive funding from the Brownfields grant program.

The recipients are: the town of Bluefield; the city of Danville; the LENOWISCO planning district in southwest Virginia; the city of Martinsville; the city of Richmond; the town of Vinton; and the city of Williamsburg.

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