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McCollum Applauds EPA Grant to St. Paul Port Authority

July 13, 2016
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to award $200,000 in federal funds to the St. Paul Port Authority for brownfield restoration.

The EPA grant will help address lead and petroleum contamination on the 9.9-acre former streetcar and maintenance facility that is being transformed into the new home of Minnesota United FC. It is part of a national program of EPA grants for cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites.

“The EPA’s brownfield funds are critical to redeveloping polluted urban land in communities like St. Paul,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “I am delighted that St. Paul is receiving these funds, which will help revitalize this property and allow it to become a new hub for economic opportunities in downtown St. Paul.”