(Hartford, CT)—Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (D-1), Joe Courtney (D-2), Rosa DeLauro (D-3), Jim Himes (D-4), and Jahana Hayes (D-5) applauded $2.3 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding for assisting communities in cleaning up contaminated brownfield properties in Connecticut.
“This funding is desperately needed more than ever to help revitalize communities and provide a much-needed boost to our local economy,” said the delegation. “This substantial investment in our state will make a dramatic impact in cleaning up the mistakes of the past while working towards a more sustainable future. We applaud the EPA for their efforts to work with Connecticut communities to clean up brownfields that threaten our environment and deter economic development.”
The funding will be distributed to the following communities/organizations:
Capitol Region Council of Governments $300,000 assessment grant
Middletown $300,000 assessment grant
Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments $800,000 seed money to establish a revolving loan fund to help with clean ups
New Haven $200,000 assessment grant
Shelton $200,000 assessment grant; and $500,000 clean up grant (for a facility on Canal Street)