JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is getting $492,000 from the federal government to map and assess abandoned and contaminated sites and to engage local residents.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says target areas are downtown Natchez and the Adams County Industrial Park.
A news release said work under the Brownfields Assessment Grant will include developing a site inventory based on a geographic information system.
U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith says the grant will jumpstart efforts to make polluted parts of Natchez suitable for economic development and new jobs.