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From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 20:36:27 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Taylor Colliery site, Taylor, Pennsylvania
Kanjorski tours brownfields site
$400,000 grant will be used to reclaim and redevelop mine-scarred lands in Taylor.

By Rich Howells
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader (PA)
June 6, 2010

TAYLOR - The citizens of the borough of Taylor have been looking at the Taylor Colliery site as a large, rocky blight in the community for decades, but Congressman Paul Kanjorski toured the site on Thursday morning to see what $400,000 in brownfields grants from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will do to transform the land over the next several decades into useable, economically viable property.

Since 2004, the Taylor Colliery Redevelopment Project has worked to "reclaim" the former mining site, and Kanjorski was instrumental in securing two $200,000 grants that will be used for the cleanup and assessment of the 150 acres of mine-scarred land, which has not been used since 1966, and another 58 acres adjacent to the Colliery site, abandoned since 1968. After writing two letters to the EPA on behalf of the project, this was the first time he had seen the land for himself.


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