As of Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The Nez Perce Tribe was recently awarded $199,978 by the Environmental Protection Agency for brownfield cleanup.
Grant funds will be used to conduct at phase II environmental site assessment, which will include soil vapor sample screening and groundwater monitoring well sampling at a 38.9-acre site on the northern boundary of the Nez Perce Reservation in Orofino.
The area was previously used as a saw-mill operation, creosote wood treatment facility and asphalt batch plant. Funds will also be used to conduct community outreach activities.