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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 Grants

$60,000 for hazardous substances

$340,000 for petroleum

EPA has selected Goodwin College, Inc., for two brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances and petroleum grant funds will be used to clean up the 361-363 Main Street property in East Hartford. The 0.4-acre site was the home of a restaurant from 1936 to 1989 and a gas station from 1949 to 1968. Contamination at the site includes polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PCBs, and heavy metals. Petroleum grant funds also will be used to clean up the 365-367 Main Street site in East Hartford. The 0.4-acre site served as a car repair facility and gas station from 1950 to 1998, when it operated as an auto repair facility until the end of 2012. Contamination at the site includes chlorinated solvents and two petroleum hydrocarbon groundwater plumes. Grant funds for each of these sites 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
(617) 918-1424
EPA Region 1 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/region1/brownfields)

Grant Recipient: Goodwin College, Inc., CT
(890) 291-9934

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.

May 2013
United States
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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