TODAY, 1 PM: EPA Regional Administrator, Shreveport Mayor to Discuss Cleanup Grants

TODAY, 1 PM: EPA Regional Administrator, Shreveport Mayor to Discuss Cleanup Grants

DALLAS – June 30, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Ron Curry and Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler will outline how a $400,000 EPA cleanup grant will help the city address contaminated properties known as brownfields sites.

The briefing will focus on Shreveport’s latest brownfields redevelopment initiative, the Cross Bayou Corridor Project, as well as other cleanup opportunities throughout the city. The funding will help Shreveport assess and clean brownfields sites, which are abandoned properties that are difficult to redevelop because of the presence or potential presence of contamination.

During the event, members of the media may contact Africa Price, Director of Public Relations and Communications for the city of Shreveport, at 318-716-8794.

WHO: U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry
Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler

WHEN: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
1 pm

WHERE: Mayor’s Conference Room

2nd Floor, Government Plaza

505 Travis St., Shreveport, LA, 71101

WHAT: Discussion of EPA cleanup grants to city of Shreveport

Media wishing to attend should RSVP to 214-665-2200 or email .

More about activities in EPA Region 6 is available at http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region6.htm

Contact Information: Jennah Durant or Joe Hubbard, or 214 665-22200

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