EPA grant will fund cleanups in KCMO, KCK

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City, Kan., and neighboring Kansas City, Kan., are sharing a $600,000 federal grant for cleaning up polluted sites.

Sly James, mayor of Kansas City, Mo., and Mark Holland, mayor of Kansas City, Kan., on Thursday announced the start of the One-KC Brownfields Coalition, which is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The $600,000 grant is intended to help the two cities assess environmental contamination on so-called brownfield properties, which are contaminated industrial sites.

The mayors said in a release that the two-state project aims to improve about 25 brownfield industrial properties and neighboring areas, transforming some into community gardens or new businesses. The program is expected to continue for three years.

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