Kansas State Center for Hazardous Substance Research to receive EPA grant

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The Center for Hazardous Substance Research at Kansas State University is receiving a $5 million grant from the United State Environmental Protection Agency to continue brownfield revitalization work.

K-State is one of six organizations nationwide that will receive a total of $11 million in grants to help communities across the country under the Technical Assistance to Brownfields program. The TAB program funds organizations, such as K-State, that work with large teams to help tackle the challenge of assessing and cleaning up brownfield sites.

Members of the K-State Technical Assistance to Brownfields program. The program includes, counterclockwise from front left, Blase Leven, TAB program director; Daena Blair; Maggie Egbarts; Jennifer Clancey; Scott Nightingale; Zach Etzel and Cait Riordan, student interns; and Sheree Walsh. (Photo courtesy of K-State Marketing and Communications)

Brownfield sites are property where redevelopment becomes difficult because of a presence of potentially hazardous substances.

The Center for Hazardous Substance Research at Kansas State conducts research related to environmental topics. With the assistance of the TAB program, researchers hope to better understand the health and financial impacts of brownfield sites.

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