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LOCKPORT – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted Niagara County $350,000 Tuesday toward its ongoing brownfields redevelopment program.

The grant brings to $2.45 million the amount the EPA has provided since 2008 for the county’s Brownfields Development Corp., which lends or grants the money to projects aimed at reusing old industrial sites. Its most recent grant was $350,000 to the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda for demolition of an old transmission repair shop behind the theater to make way for an expansion.

Other projects funded have included cleanups at Dussault Foundry in Lockport, the former Nike missile base in Cambria, Youngstown Cold Storage and the former Union Carbide plant in Niagara Falls.

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