Bessemer got a $300k brownfield grant—why this is good news

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Bessemer’s old City Hall is one of the sites that will be part of the Brownfield Assessment Grant. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Bessemer and the greater Birmingham area owe so much to their industrial pasts. And, a recent $300,000 Brownfield Assessment Grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency will help Bessemer conduct community-wide assessments of 21 brownfield sites. The goal, according to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, is to help “transform contaminated sites into community assets.”

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