Clean Up of EPA Sites in Pittsburgh, Home of the Steelers
Steelers Fans in Pittsburgh Benefit from EPA Asbestos Clean-up
By encouraging [[asbestos]] cleanup and redevelopment of America's abandoned and contaminated waste sites, EPA's Brownfields program [[in Pittsburgh, home to the Steelers]] has leveraged more than $8.2 billion in private investment ... helped create more than 37,500 jobs ... and resulted in the assessment of more than 8,300 properties. These are impressive numbers. But the Brownfields program isn't just about improving local environments and economies. Through our commitment to urban redevelopment, President Bush and EPA are putting both people and property back to work.
We are taking problem properties and transforming them back into community assets. We are empowering people to work together to revitalize and rehabilitate their communities.
And, just like we are doing for the residents of Western Pennsylvania, President Bush, EPA and our partners are converting waste sites back into something of pride. It gives people pride when they can turn a former industrial site into a source of 500 jobs and over $17 million in economic investment - just like EPA and our partners are doing at the First Sterling steel property in McKeesport.
It gives people pride when they transform a 238-acre slag heap into a vibrant community of beautiful homes - just like we have done at Nine Mile Run in Pittsburgh. And it gives people pride when they turn a deteriorated industrial and office buildings into 100 food distribution jobs and return the property to the local tax rolls - like we have done at the former Lectromelt site near Carnegie-Mellon University.
As we continue to write additional chapters in the Brownfields success story, I look forward to hearing about how the revitalization plans underway will transform the nearby North Ambridge Redevelopment area into something of pride for this community. Courtesy of The EPA