OROFINO, ID - The Environmental Protection Agency recently gave out almost $400,000, half of which is going to the Nez Perce Tribe.
The money is for what are called Brownfields. Tribal Unit-45 is one of them, just over a mile past Orofino on Highway 12. Brownfields are sites where re-development is complicated by the presence of a hazardous substance. This area used to be a saw mill, a wood treatment facility and an asphalt batch plant.
Grant funds will help the Nez Perce Tribal government clean and re-develop the property. ... possibly into a waste to energy plant.