The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is pumping some money into Northwest Montana projects through a recently awarded grant.
Only two grants in the Treasure State -- totaling $600,000 -- were awarded to the City of Kalispell and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes by the EPA.
It's money that's now available for private commercial property owners to take that critical step towards administering an environmental assessment. Owners of sites traditionally for industrial use may not even realize the pollutants that contaminating the area.
“This is all about helping a property owner gain more information about their property that helps them then make more informed decisions about how they want to redevelop their property," said Kalispell Community Development manager Katharine Thompson.
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