Koestler Tile applies for funds for free environmental assessments in brownfields program


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GREENVILLE, Mississippi — Koestler Tile Co., a family owned business founded in the 1920s, has signed up for a no-cost environmental assessment of a property they've put on the market next to their facility on U.S. Highway 82.

Company president Rak Koestler tells the Delta Democrat-Times (http://bit.ly/1HluUsg) the 24,000-square-foot parcel has been vacant for decades.

The city of Greenville has $400,000 for environmental contamination assessments on vacant and underutilized properties. The city has urged property owners to take advantage of the brownfields program.

Brownfields properties are sites that can be redeveloped but have potential environmental issues. They include former industrial sites, gasoline stations, abandoned buildings and vacant properties.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allocates money for the program

The city is urging eligible property owners to take advantage of the brownfields program.

Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, http://www.ddtonline.com

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