1. Brownfield Funding Aims to Promote Economic Redevelopment

    The U.S. Envirommental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded 14 communities in Massachusetts — most of them in Western Mass. — grants totaling $4.92 million for brownfield site revitalization and technical assistance. These communities are among 172 across the country to receive EPA brownfields funding.  Nationwide, a total of $56.8 million has been awarded by EPA to fund selected recipients for brownfield site assessment and cleanup as initial steps toward redeveloping vacant and unused properties, transforming them to productive reuse that will benefit communities and local economies.

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    1. EPA is committed to working with communities to redevelop brownfields sites which have plagued their neighborhoods. EPA's assessment and cleanup grants target communities that are economically disadvantaged and include places where environmental cleanup and new jobs are most needed.
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