Saxtons River, VT
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.
$275,500 for hazardous substances
EPA has selected the Village of Saxtons River for two brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up the Saxtons River Mill Park Project property located on River Street. The site was used for saw, cider, woodturning, and jelly mill operations. It is contaminated with arsenic, metals, and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. Hazardous substances grant funds also will be used to clean up the Saxtons River Sandri Property Park Project located at 40 Main Street. Previous uses of the site include a blacksmith shop, car repair facility, and meat market. It is contaminated with arsenic and metals. Grant funds also will be used to 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: Village of Saxtons River, VT
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.