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PennEnvironment Joins Congresswoman Dean to highlight recent increase in funding for toxic site cleanups.

Aileen Walsh | Used by permission
Congresswoman Madeleine Dean spoke at a press conference to highlight the opportunities to clean up toxic dump sites that will now be possible due to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

PennEnvironment joined the U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, U.S. EPA Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe, state Rep. Joe Ciresi, and Montgomery County Chair Val Arkoosh to talk about  brownfield remediation funding made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The tour consisted of visits to three contaminated industrial sites located in Pottstown that are in need of  remediation. This includes a former gas station and a nearby abandoned industrial site that needs to be cleaned up, and ended with a press conference at the former Pottstown Plating Works building. Pottstown Plating Works was a metal electro-plating company that has now been abandoned and blighted for 10 years.

Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (left) and PennEnvironment Administrator Shannon Baudoin-Rea (right)Photo by Aileen Walsh | Used by permission

At the news conference, EPA Deputy Administrator McCabe announced that the agency will be providing approximately $169 million in national funding to help cleanup sites like these and others. These remediation projects are crucial for helping protect our communities from toxic pollution for generations to come.

Shannon Baudoin-Rea

Former Administrator, PennEnvironment

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