The EPA has selected the City of South Beloit for a $311,400 grant funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to clean up the CSB Shirland Avenue Property at 126 Shirland Avenue. The cleanup site has a long history of manufacturing and industrial uses, including refrigeration equipment assembly, steel fabrication, an automotive body shop, and a food distribution warehouse. Vacant since the facility was demolished in 2007, the site is contaminated with petroleum. Grant funds also will also support community outreach activities.

“Our goal is to revitalize the present while reimagining the future,” said South Beloit Mayor Tom Fitzgerald. “This project could not have left planning phases without the EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant.”
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