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Valdosta works to clean up brownfields

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –The City of Valdosta is working to clean up brownfields, former industrial sites, and put the property to good use.

Consultants identified 36 former industrial properties thought to be contaminated.

Now, the city wants to get property owners' permission and input so they can environmentally assess those sites.

The city received a $400,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for this project last year.

"If we can get those problems remediated and cleaned, we can put those properties back into use," said Emily Foster, Historic Preservation Planner. 

Owners of the targeted sites have been notified, but if you think your property may be a brownfield, the city wants you to contact them.

The public meeting is Wednesday night at 5:30 at the City Hall Annex.

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