Windham Regional Commission gets $1.4M from EPA for Brownfield Programs

Source: The Commons, 7/27/11, by Olga Peters “GUILFORD—The Windham Regional Commission (WRC) has received $1 million from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to start up a revolving loan fund for brownfield clean-up activities. The EPA defines a brownfield as property with the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant, complicating the expansion or redevelopment of the site.The WRC also received $400,000 for brownfield assessment work. This money is part of a $2 million EPA grant to the state to help advance the redevelopment of brownfields in Vermont. The grant was presented on Friday by Gov. Peter Shumlin and EPA Region One Administrator Curt Spalding at a brownfield site that is slated for remediation in the village of Algiers. The Windham & Windsor Housing Trust is in the process of redeveloping two old buildings across from the fire station in the center of the village into 17 new affordable housing units. The housing trust, together with the town of Guilford and Housing Vermont, recently received a $520,000 community development grant for the project…” Full Article: Windham Regional Commission gets $1.4M from EPA for Brownfield Programs PDF of Article: Windham Regional Commission gets $1.4M from EPA for Brownfield Programs

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