Bartlett Place Land, Inc., Boston, 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.
$400,000 for hazardous substances
EPA has selected Bartlett Place Land, Inc., for two brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up Lot 2 and Lot 5 in Bartlett Yard at 2556 Washington Street in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. The Bartlett Yard facility was used as a mass transit storage and repair yard continuously from 1870 until it was closed in 1990. Soil contaminants include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, metals, arsenic and cadmium. The two garages still located on the sites are contaminated with PCBs and metals. Grant funds also will be used to conduct community involvement 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/region01/brownfields/)
Grant Recipient: Bartlett Place Land, Inc., 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.