Southern Louisiana is receiving $400,000 to help communities clean up contaminated properties.
The Environmental Protection Agency awarded the sum of money as part of their Brownfields Program.
A brownfield is a property that is contaminated with hazardous substances.
Congressman Garret Graves said the "investments will help advance the economic development progress already underway across the area and should attract additional opportunity to our communities."
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