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Area Gets Million Dollars in Federal Cleanup Funds

The United States government is sending a million dollars to Grass Valley for environmental cleanup projects. The City of Grass Valley will be getting 400-thousand dollars from the U-S Environmental Protection Agency in Brownfields Grants, with the other 600-thousand dollars going to the Yuba River Charter School to clean up their new site–part of which is where the old Grass Valley Burn Dump used to be. School Director Caleb Buckley says the school worked with the city on applications for three different 200-thousand dollar grants…

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The school is in the process of moving from Nevada City to a 16-acre site west of Grass Valley on Rough and Ready Highway. Although they haven’t gotten final approval for the move yet, Buckley says they’ll still get the federal dollars…

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Buckley says they’ll likely receive the federal money in September, and has also gotten some state grants. Grass Valley can use their 400-thousand dollars in grant money on various cleanup projects throughout the city.

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