The City of Durham was awarded another three-year, $400,000 EPA Brownfields Assessment grant ($200,000 for hazardous substances and $200,000 for petroleum). Mid-Atlantic assisted the City staff in the fall of 2013 in preparing the application to EPA. Mid-Atlantic will assist the City with community outreach, site selection, Phase I ESAs, Phase II ESAs, clean up planning and redevelopment planning services. This award will build on previous assessment grants awarded to the City. To learn more about the recently awarded grants click here.
Mid-Atlantic was also awarded a contract to assist the City of Durham with their $200,000 Brownfields Job Training grant. Through the use of these funds, the City will train up to 65 students with the goal of placing 46 graduates in environmental jobs. The core training program includes 216 hours of instruction in 40-hour HAZWOPER, wastewater treatment plant operator, lead and asbestos worker abatement, soil/water management, 10-hour OSHA general industry, underground storage tank remediation, confined space entry, and field testing and equipment. Training will also include approximately 24 hours of life skills and job readiness training. A total of six state and federal certifications will be offered. The City of Durham is targeting unemployed and underemployed residents of the city’s Northeast Central and Southside neighborhoods, To learn more about this recently awarded grant, click here.