A Brownfields Bonanza

Coralville, Iowa, a heartland community of 18,500 people adjacent to Iowa City, successfully used $1.9 million brownfields grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to catalyze redevelopment of an industrial park located at the gateway to the city. The cleanup that ensued became the largest in Iowa’s history, including removal of 72,000 gallons of diesel fuel, a significant coal pile, and thorough groundwater remediation. Although Coralville is still in the process of executing its redevelopment plan, the community is already realizing benefits.

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