Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri get EPA funds


June 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Four cities in Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri will share over $1.8 million to clean up old industrial sites. The Environmental Protection Agency says the money is to be used on sites known as brownfields. It’s part of $76 million in EPA funds to clean up and redevelop properties across the county. The agency on Wednesday says the sites are located in Arlington and Council Bluffs, in Iowa; Omaha, Neb., and Springfield, Mo.

Funds include $200,000 each to clean up hazardous materials at the former Arlington School and a foundry in Council Bluffs. The EPA says $600,000 will go to Springfield to clean up sites at the Jordan Valley West Meadows, while $835,000 will be used to address hazardous substances and petroleum in Omaha.