NY, NJ Get $609M In Sandy Aid For Water, Energy Projects

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday pledged $569 million in Superstorm Sandy relief funds to upgrade New York and New Jersey water treatment facilities damaged by the storm, and New York kicked in another $40 million for power outage prevention initiatives.

The storm left many wastewater and drinking water treatment systems in such bad shape that they were unable to provide safe drinking water or treat raw sewage, according to the EPA. The agency said the federal funding will help the two states fix those...
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