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The Automotive Sector Brownfields Assessment Initiative provides site assessments and related activities to help Indiana communities facilitate the redevelopment of permanently idled or closed auto dealerships and parts/supplier, assembly and manufacturing plants that has been hindered by actual or potential environmental contamination.
February 2010--U.S. EPA Discussion Forum - Auto Sector Cleanups - Visit the forum to read and post comments.
A former Studebaker facility has been redeveloped into a new transfer/recycling station in South Bend, referred to as Green Tech Recycling (Green Tech). This is a great example of how thinking green for the environment can bring cost savings, new jobs, and community enrichment.
After a long industrial past, the former Studebaker Plant 8 facility sat vacant for 12 years. Mother Earth LLC (Mother Earth) then acquired the property in 2005 and invested $4 million for its demolition, remediation, and redevelopment. The Indiana Brownfields Program provided $45,123 in assessment and remediation grants to Saint Joseph County for the project, and the City of South Bend provided $67,000 in funding from a brownfield assessment grant that it received from the U.S. EPA.