Grants to fund waste cleanup
The local economic development agency is ready to continue identifying, and now cleaning up, contaminated sites in north-central Montana.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $1.4 million three-part grant to Bear Paw Development Corp. to fund its Brownfields program, in which sites are assessed to see if they are contaminated, and now, cleaned of contamination.
"We're thrilled about it," Bear Paw Brownfields Program Director Christin Hileman said this morning.
A portion of the grant, $400,000, is two assessment grants, split between general contamination and petroleum conta...