Two cities in the east are sharing a $1 million grant to redevelop sites tainted by chemical use.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded two grants totaling $1 million to the City of Wilson and Greenville.
Both cities were co-applicants for one of 264 grants given out nationwide to remedy brownfields, which are properties suspected or known to have been contaminated by past chemical use.
The Brownfields grant intends to boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting the environment.
Wilson and Greenville will split the grant from the EPA for clean up and revitalization of contaminated sites.
A grants award ceremony will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson.
At the ceremony, details on where and how the grant will be used are going to be announced.