Portland launches brownfield loan program

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Portland has $1 million for its Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund to help clean up contaminated sites.

The Portland Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund issued $130,000 to clean contaminated soil at a former North Williams Avenue site that hosted a dry cleaner. The money will help the owners, a group that goes by the name 3300 N Williams Avenue LLC, address the improper disposal of the dry cleaning solvent tetrachloroethylene.

Brownfields are sites where past uses have left contamination in the soil or groundwater. Many of the sites previously hosted gas stations, metal plating facilities and dry cleaners.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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