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EPA highlightes 100 Recovery Act Projects changing America in new report by Vice President

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EPA highlightes 100 Recovery Act Projects changing America in new report by Vice President

September 19, 2010 - 17:13
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WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 17, 2010 (Press Release) -U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced today that eight EPA projects were highlighted in a new report released by Vice President Joe Biden, "100 Recovery Act Projects that are Changing America." The report highlights some of the most innovative and effective Recovery Act projects across the country that are not only putting people back to work now, but helping transform our economy for years to come.

"With Recovery Act projects like these, we're starting to turn the page on a decade of failed economic policies and rebuild our economy on a new foundation that creates good middle class jobs for American families," said Vice President Biden. "And we're not engineering this transformation alone - Recovery Act projects like these are drawing billions in private capital off the sidelines to help recharge our economy."

"These Recovery Act projects are making our communities healthier places to buy a home or invest in a new business, giving them the clear water, healthy air and clean lands that make up a strong foundation for prosperity," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "Cleaning up our communities with projects like these creates jobs today and opens up entirely new economic possibilities for these communities in the long term."

The EPA projects highlighted in the report include:

  • Lead and Arsenic Cleanup - Evansville, Ind. - $6.6 million

  • Cleaning Up an Urban Tidal Estuary - New Bedford, Mass. - $30 million

  • Improvements to Wastewater Treatment Plant - Batesville, Ark. - $10 million

  • Acceleration of Hazardous Waste Cleanup - Waukegan, Ill. - $18.5 million

  • Creating Jobs, Saving Money and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Johnson County, Kan. - $18 million

  • Large-Scale Clean Up of Radiologically Contaminated Soil - Camden, N.J. - $28 million

  • Welcoming Development in a Cleaned Up Industrial Park - South Plainfield, N.J. - $30 million

  • Cleaning up Contaminated Soil - Cherokee County, Kan. - $14.6 million