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                           Brownfields
                           Supplemental Assistance
                           City of Duquesne, PA
BACKGROUND

EPA awarded the City of Duquesne supplemental
assistance for its Brownfields Assessment Demonstration
Pilot. Duquesne (population 7,500) is located along the
Monongahela River directly east of Pittsburgh. The stigma
of environmental contamination has prevented the use of
numerous brownfield sites in the Monongahela River
Valley.  Communities  throughout the valley  have
collaborated inrevitalization efforts through the Sustainable
Monongahela Valley Brownfield Redevelopment Initiative.
This initiative works to connect community interests with
economic development to improve the quality of life for
valley residents. To meetthis goal, government, academic,
and private partners are working together to prepare site
cleanup and mixed-use plans for the region's brownfield
sites.

Duquesne,  as the recipient of the original EPA Pilot, is
leading the collaborative, valley-wide effort. Three sites in
three cities were assessed under the original Pilot: the
McKee's Point site in McKeesport; the Hercules site in
Clairton; and the Barna Machine site in Duquesne. In
addition, a valley-wide advisory board was established and
has held five public forums focusing on brownfields
bioremediation. Using supplemental assistance, Duquesne
will continue the collaborative assessment program by
targeting two new sites in communities that did not directly
participate in the original Pilot.

OBJECTIVES AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES

Duquesne will use its supplemental assistance grant to
expand the efforts of the Sustainable Monongahela Valley
Brownfield Redevelopment Initiative by  conducting
assessments at the Versailles Riverfront Property and the
Glassport Industrial site. The Versailles Riverfront site
comprises approximately 20 acres along the Youghiogheny
River, approximately three miles east of the  City of
   PILOT SNAPSHOT
    City of Duquesne,
    Pennsylvania
Date of Announcement:
May 2002

Amount: $150,000

Profile: The Pilot will target a
20-acre riverfront area in the
Borough of Versailles anda 2.5-
acre industrial site in the Borough
of Glassport.
   Contacts:

   City of Duquesne
   (412)469-3770
Regional Brownfields Team
U.S. EPA Region 3
(215)814-3129
        Visit the E PA Region 3 Brownfields web site at:
       http://www.epa.gov/reg3hwmd/bfs/index.htm

      Forfurther information, including specific Pilot contacts,
    additional Pilot information, brownfields news and events, and
    publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields web site at:
             www.epa.gov/brownfields

McKeesport. The Borough of Versailles, which owns the
property, has jointly completed a master plan for this area
that proposes playgrounds and athletic fields to complement
ongoing work to develop the Youghiogheny river trail. The
2.5-acre Glassport Industrial site, owned by the Borough
of Glassport, is targeted for commercial redevelopment
that will revitalize the economic health of the borough.

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Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:

 Conducting  Phase  I  and II  site assessments at the
  Versailles Riverfront Property;

 Conducting  Phase  I  and II  site assessments at the
  Glassport Industrial site;

 Developing site cleanup alternatives for the Versailles
  Riverfront and Glassport Industrial sites; and

 Holdingregionalforumstosolicitpublicinputandeducate
  the communities on brownfields issues.

Thecoopemtiveagreementforthis Pilot hasnotyetbeen negotiated; therefore,
activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.
                                                                Solid Waste             EPA 500-F-02-085
                                                                and Emergency         May 2002
                                                                Response (5105)        www.epa.gov/brownfields/

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