EPA grants St. Paul $1.8 million for clean-up projects

The St. Paul Port Authority received $1.6 million to clean-up soil at two former 3M Corp. properties and fund a low-interest loan program for developers. The City of St. Paul also received $200,000 to clean petroleum compounds in the Trillium Central site.
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The St. Paul Port Authority received $1.6 million to clean-up soil at two former 3M Corp. properties and fund a low-interest loan program for developers. The City of St. Paul also received $200,000 to clean petroleum compounds in the Trillium Central site.

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