Loebsack Announces $400,000 for Oskaloosa to Assess Sites for Possible Contamination

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that the City of Oskaloosa will receive a total of $400,000 in grants from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) grants program. These funds will allow Oskaloosa to perform environmental assessments for sites with possible hazardous waste and petroleum contamination.

“The Brownfields program has allowed towns across Iowa and the nation redevelop old industrial land and land that was contaminated to use to further economic development in the region,” said Loebsack.  “I am pleased that Oskaloosa has received this funding and look forward to seeing the development that this investment will create.”

Specifically, the City of Oskaloosa, Iowa, has been selected to receive a total of $400,000 in grants, including $200,000 to conduct 15 Phase I and eight Phase II environmental site assessments for hazardous waste; and another $200,000 to conduct the same tasks at sites with potential petroleum contamination.