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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.

Cleanup Grant

$200,000 for hazardous substances

EPA has selected the Town of Wilton for a brownfields cleanup grant. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up the 15-acre former Wilton Tanning facility located at 833 U.S. Route 2. The site operated as a tanning facility from 1959 until 1996. The facility was used for storage from 2003 to 2010. Contamination at the site includes tetrachloroethylene originating from a former dry cleaner, vinyl chloride, chromium, and inorganic contaminants. These contaminants have affected soil, groundwater, and soil gas. Grant funds also will be used to conduct community outreach activities.

Contacts

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
617-918-1429
EPA Region 1 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/region01/brownfields/)

Grant Recipient: Town of Wilton, ME
207-645-4961

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.


 
EPA-560-F-12-044
May 2012
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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