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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Multiple Brownfield sites identified in Whitman County


COLFAX — The Port of Whitman County is one of many communities in the State of Washington that will receive federal funding to conduct cleanup assessments at former industrial sites known as brownfields.

The Port of Whitman received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify and assess brownfield properties throughout Whitman County in partnership with interested property owners and communities.

The EPA defines a brownfield as a property for which the potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant may complicate expansion, rede...

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