EPA Recovery Act Projects Spotlighted in Vice President Biden’s New Report

Sept. 21, 2010
Report highlights eight clean up and improvement projects

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced that eight EPA projects were highlighted in a new report released by Vice President Joe Biden titled “100 Recovery Act Projects That Are Changing America.” The report highlights some of the most innovative and effective Recovery Act projects across the country that are not only putting people back to work now, but also helping transform the economy for years to come.

The EPA projects highlighted in the report include:

• Lead and Arsenic Cleanup, Evansville, Ind., $6.6 million; • Cleaning Up an Urban Tidal Estuary, New Bedford, Mass., $30 million; • Improvements to Wastewater Treatment Plant, Batesville, Ark., $10 million; • Acceleration of Hazardous Waste Cleanup, Waukegan, Ill., $18.5 million; • Creating Jobs, Saving Money and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Johnson County, Kan., $18 million; • Large-Scale Clean-Up of Radiologically Contaminated Soil, Camden, N.J., $28 million; • Welcoming Development in a Cleaned-Up Industrial Park, South Plainfield, N.J., $30 million; and • Cleaning Up Contaminated Soil, Cherokee County, Kan., $14.6 million.

To view the full report, go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/wwd/files/100-Recovery-Act-Projects-Changing-America-Report.pdf.

Source: U.S. EPA

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