EPA to give Atlanta $400,000 to clean up areas near Beltline

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to announce Thursday that it is giving the city of Atlanta $400,000 to clean-up areas near the Beltline and other redevelopment corridors.

The money will also be used for environmental site assessments and community outreach activities, EPA officials said in a news release.

The Beltline is a 22-mile loop of rail lines that connects several dozen Atlanta neighborhoods and is considered one of the nation's largest urban planning initiatives. City officials are working with community leaders to create more greenspace, homes and transit along the Beltline over the next two decades.

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