Cleanup and re-use efforts for so-called “Brownfields” contaminated sites in the Merrimack Valley are getting a financial boost from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA announced the Haverhill-based Merrimack Valley Planning Commission will receive a $375,000 share of more than $3.2 million in supplemental funding for communities in New England.
“These additional EPA Brownfield grants are going to communities with proven track records in successfully cleaning up and redeveloping brownfield sites,” said Curt Spalding, regional administrator for EPA’s New England office. “EPA’s Brownfields program has a long history of helping to boost local economies, creating skilled well-paying local jobs, all while protecting people’s health and our communities.”
Other entities in the greater Merrimack Valley region receiving added Brownfields funding include Nashua, N.H., and the Regional Economic Development Center of Southern New Hampshire. Each will receive $300,000 from the EPA.