PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Two Providence organizations are getting at total of $800,000 in federal grants to help clean up contaminated city sites designated as "brownfields.''
WaterFire is getting three grants totaling $600,000 to clean up several parcels of the former U.S. Rubber Co. site on Valley Street. Those sites are contaminated with metals, arsenic and PCBs. The organization is relocating there.
The West Broadway Neighborhood Association is getting $200,000 to clean up the former L&L Gas and Service station site on Westminster Street. It's contaminated with inorganic materials, metals, PCBs and other substances.
Members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation announced the funding Wednesday.
Brownfield sites are specially designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. They're former commercial or industrial sites that are abandoned or underused and often contaminated with hazardous substances.