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Hattiesburg re-applying for Brownfields grant for landfill clean up

Hattiesburg is applying for a $200,000 EPA grant to clean up the site of an old landfill along the Leaf River. Hattiesburg is applying for a $200,000 EPA grant to clean up the site of an old landfill along the Leaf River.
The City of Hattiesburg is hoping the second time's the charm when it comes to getting a much-needed federal grant to clean up an old landfill site. The city wants a $200,000 EPA Brownfields grant to clean up about 10 acres of city-owned land along the Leaf River east of Chain Park. 

It had been the site of an unpermitted landfill which was closed in the 1970s. 

The city tried unsuccessfully two years ago to get the same grant.  

"This will be another attempt to get that same bit of money and move forward," said Brett Benson, grant coordinator and Brownfields program administrator for the City of Hattiesburg. "One thing we have done since that time is we've gotten almost $80,000 in State MDEQ money to help us with that project, so that's going to make us much more attractive as an applicant," he said.   

Wednesday night, Benson met with a few residents about the proposal at the Sherrill Community Center. Thursday, he'll  meet with neighborhood groups. 

The deadline to apply for the the grant is Dec. 15.  

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