EPA administrator (Region 7) John Askew will present a ceremonial check for more than $1.23 million to Mayor Francis G. Slay at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in the Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Room 200. The check represents a series of brownfields funding awards for the assessment and cleanup of hazardous substances and petroleum in the city.
The check includes $400,000 to the St. Louis Development Corporation for the assessment of hazardous substances and petroleum, a $333,360 award to the St. Louis Land Reutilization Authority for the cleanup of hazardous substances and petroleum, and an additional $500,000 in supplemental Revolving Loan Funds for loans and sub-grants to eligible entities focused on the cleanup of hazardous substances and petroleum.
The St. Louis Land Reutilization Authority will use the cleanup funds to address contamination at the former Curley Collins Recycling site at 121 Dock Street. The property was a manufacturing site for 66 years, and later a recycling site and junkyard. The authority will also address petroleum contamination at Delmar and Whittier, a former gas station and auto repair facility; and at a former gas station located at 2848 North Kingshighway.
SLDC will use its assessment funds to conduct 10 Phase 1 and five Phase II environmental site assessments, and to conduct community outreach activities.