EPA to clean up 3 contaminated Bronx properties

Three contaminated Bronx properties are getting cleaned up with the help of the Environmental Protection Agency. Rep. Jose Serrano announced that $300,000 in grant money

Rep. Jose Serrano announced that $300,000 in grant

Rep. Jose Serrano announced that $300,000 in grant money from the EPA will be put toward properties that were used as dumping grounds for years, making them hazardous and unlivable. (Credit: News 12)

THE BRONX - Three contaminated Bronx properties are getting cleaned up with the help of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Rep. Jose Serrano announced that $300,000 in grant money from the EPA will be put toward properties that were used as dumping grounds for years, making them hazardous and unlivable.

Rep. Serrano says the EPA calls the unlivable areas “brownfields.” He says the properties have been an ongoing issue in the borough.

The Brownfields Program is meant to clean up the area to the fullest before any rebuilding takes place.

Rep. Serrano says the grant money will also be used for new affordable housing.

The EPA will be working over the next few months to get the selected properties cleaned up.

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The website Glassdoor released its latest list of 1 Word on the Street: Best place to work
The theme for the event was “a community 2 School block party kicks off summer in Longwood
News 12 took to the streets to find 3 Word on the Street: Time travel
VIDEO: FedEx shipping operation in the Bronx 4 VIDEO: FedEx shipping operation in the Bronx
Word on the Street: Food addictions 5 Word on the Street: Food addictions

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 The Bronx nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE