INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis officials say the city has received $600,000 in federal grants to clean up and redevelop contaminated properties.
The grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were announced Thursday. Indianapolis' grants were a portion of $69 million awarded to 245 communities and tribes across the country.
The funds will help assess and clean up abandoned industrial and commercial properties.
Two sites have been targeted in Indianapolis.
A total of $400,000 will be used to clean up hazardous substances and petroleum contamination in an area focused around the Monon Trail from 16th Street to 25th Street,
Another $200,000 was awarded to clean up hazardous substances at the former National Malleable Castings Company Works. The 3-acre site was an iron works foundry from 1875 until 1962.