Several hometowns to recieve federal funding for environmental concerns

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In the midst of President Trump’s controversial withdraw from the Paris climate accord, Virginia leaders emphasize important environmental concerns.

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced Friday several communities in our area will collectively receive over $2 million in funds from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“This funding will support Virginia’s clean drinking water efforts and also support the rehabilitation and reuse of contaminated industrial sites,” said Warner.

Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Drinking Water will receive $322,800 to support the Public Water Supervision Program.
Several hometowns including the City of Roanoke, Town of Bedford, and Town of Pulaski will all receive over $200,000 in funds for hazardous substance and petroleum assessments, cleanup plans, and community outreach activities.

“The EPA Brownfields Program shows that environmental cleanup and economic development go hand-in-hand in building safe, prosperous communities. This funding will support revitalization of contaminated sites throughout Virginia, which will improve air and water quality for these communities and clear the way for exciting new uses of these sites,” Kaine said.