Federal funding awarded to clean up brownfield sites

Posted May 10, 2013, at 2:46 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced Friday that $3.6 million in federal funding has been awarded to several brownfield sites throughout the state for a spring cleanup.

A brownfield is a property that contains a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant which hinders the potential to reuse or develop the site. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which assists communities to clean up brownfields for safe use, will assist in the projects.

The following municipalities and organizations are receiving funds:

• City of Belfast, $200,000 (communitywide assessment grant)

• City of Biddeford, $200,000 (cleanup grant)

• Brewer Redevelopment, LLC, $200,000 (2 cleanup grants)

• Eastern Maine Development Corp., $400,000 (2 communitywide assessment grants)

• City of Gardiner, $400,000 (2 communitywide assessment grants)

• Greater Portland Council of Governments, $800,000 (communitywide Revolving Loan Fund grant)

• Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission, $400,000 (2 communitywide assessment grants)

• Midcoast Economic Dev. District, $400,000 (2 communitywide assessment grants)

• Passamaquoddy Tribe, $200,000 (communitywide assessment grant)

• Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission, $400,000 (2 communitywide assessment grants)

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