Schaumburg gets funds to assess site cleanup

December 20, 2011

Associated Press

Illinois officials have awarded the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg a $43,000 grant to assess contamination at a plot targeted for redevelopment.

The Environment Protection Agency's Municipal Brownfields Redevelopment Grant will determine the extent of environmental hazards after years of commercial operations at the former Murzyn-Anderson facility.

The village may then continue with planned cleanup and redevelopment of the land into commercial, residential and open space that officials believe will benefit the area and create jobs.

EPA will also provide direct technical support and oversight and continue to assist the village until redevelopment is complete.

The state agency has awarded $18.5 million to 132 Illinois community for environmental investigation and cleanup since October 1998.