- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island is getting more than $1 million from the federal government to help with the environmental cleanup of several so-called brownfield sites.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1PP8Lcw) the Rhode Island congressional delegation announced early Thursday that Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls will each get a share of the Environmental Protection Agency grant.

A brownfield site is property where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by the presence or possible presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.

In Providence, the I-195 Redevelopment Commission will receive $200,000 to clean up a section of the Redevelopment District known as “The Link.”

The Pawtucket Central Falls Development Corporation will get $600,000 to clean vacant residential properties.

Central Falls is getting $200,000 to clean up a property contaminated with arsenic and other dangerous material.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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