Attleboro Redevelopment Authority, MA
EPA Brownfields Program
EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. In 2002, the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act was passed to help states and communities around the country cleanup and revitalize brownfields sites. Under this law, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through four competitive grant programs: assessment grants, revolving loan fund grants, cleanup grants, and job training grants. Additionally, funding support is provided to state and tribal response programs through a separate mechanism.
$200,000 for hazardous substances
$200,000 for petroleum
EPA has selected the Attleboro Redevelopment Authority for two brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up the former American Metalcraft property located at 53 Falmouth Street. Over the years, the property was used for jewelry, button, and tool manufacturing. Groundwater and soil are contaminated with chlorinated solvents. Petroleum grant funds will be used to clean up the former Automatic Machines Products Company properties at 55 South Main Street and 15 Wall Street. The site was used to manufacture a variety of metal valves. Prior to about 1945, two areas of the site were used as gasoline stations. Environmental concerns include petroleum-impacted soils and groundwater in, and downgradient of, the former gas station sites. Funds from both grants also will be used to enforce institutional controls and conduct community outreach activities.
For further information, including specific grant contacts, additional grant information, brownfields news and events, and publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/brownfields).
EPA Region 1 Brownfields Team
EPA Region 1 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/region1/brownfields)
Grant Recipient: Attleboro Redevelopment Authority, MA
The information presented in this fact sheet comes from the grant proposal; EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of this information. The cooperative agreement for the grant has not yet been negotiated. Therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.