Augusta Canal Authority receives EPA grant for mill cleanup

Sibley Mill
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The Augusta Canal Authority has received a $200,000 grant toward the cleanup of Sibley Mill.

The organization is one of 240 to receive a Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The first phase of cleanup will remove contaminated soil.

The Augusta Canal Authority bought Sibley Mill in 2010 and had applied twice previously for federal cleanup funds.

“The third time’s the charm,” said Executive Director Dayton Sherrouse in a news release. “It is a very competitive program with a lot of applicants.”

Sibley operated as a textile mill for 124 years before closing in 2006.

Sibley Mill and King Mill are being considered for development by Georgia Regents University.

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