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After fire, EPA grants brownfield loan to clean up Standard Coosa Thatcher Mill

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Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Chattanooga has been awarded $400,000 in hazardous supplemental funding for two brownfield projects. 

Those projects are the Chattanooga Christian School ($200,000 grant) and the Standard Coosa Thatcher Mill ($200,000 loan). 

Early Tuesday morning, the Standard Coosa Thatcher Mill was ablaze in a massive fire that required 12 engine companies to extinguish.

Firefighters poured water on the fire for several hours, and a trackhoe was brought in to tear down parts of the building.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

The supplemental funds help maintain momentum so that more cleanups can be completed, according to the EPA.

The EPA funds are also being used to clean up properties that will help maintain or provide additional manufacturing capacities to local plants.

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