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EGLE money going to UP construction projects

MARQUETTE, MI— Two Upper Peninsula projects are getting Brownfield Redevelopment funding from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

The City of Escanaba will get $700,000 to help turn the former Delta County Jail into a Hampton Inn hotel. The grant will pay for the transport and disposal of soil and groundwater contaminated with metals and petroleum compounds. It will also pay for a vapor mitigation system.

And $1 million is slated for the Union Carbide dock in Sault Ste. Marie. It will pay for the transport and disposal of contaminated soil and for the demolition of underground infrastructure.

A separate $2.2 million EGLE Shore Power Grant will support reduced emissions from ships docking at the port.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.