KDHE receives grant to help fight pollution

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The Kansas Department Of Health And Environment received a grant for its efforts in efforts in fighting pollution.

The KDHE’s Kansas Brownfields program has been selected to receive $600,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Brownfield sites are properties where due to expansion or development may cause hazardous substances to build in the area.

The KDHE worked with the City of Chanute, The Fort Scott/ Bourbon County Riverfront Authority and the City of Ottawa to submit an application in November.

The grant will allow KDHE to reach out to neighborhoods that might not have access to resources to address redevelopment of blighted areas.

A majority of the money will be used for the cleanup planning of approximately 60 properties.

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