Posts Tagged ‘ brownfields ’

$125K grant could breathe new life into Bristol brownfields site

Oct 14th, 2014 | By

Across the street from ESPN is a 17-acre site that Mayor Ken Cockayne called “dead property right now,” just scrub trees and brush on a partially polluted parcel at the doorstep to Lake Compounce. But if environmental studies underway now and set for completion next year find what’s expected — a few hot spots that

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Malloy announces $27M in brownfield remediation/redevelopment projects

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

$27 Million Awarded in Funding For Round 5 of Remediation and Redevelopment Program (BRIDGEPORT, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by state and local officials in Bridgeport, today announced that the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded a total of $27 million in grants and loans to 20 brownfield remediation

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Connecticut to fund up to $20M in brownfield projects

May 16th, 2014 | By

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has $20 million in grants and loans available in a new round of funding to help remediate and redevelop brownfield sites throughout the state. Municipalities and economic development agencies are eligible to apply for grant funding of up to $4 million, according to an announcement from Gov.

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Connecticut introduces two new brownfield redevelopment champions

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By

Connecticut now has two new brownfield redevelopment champions — Mark Lewis at DEEP and Tim Sullivan at the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD).



Portland to use $200K grant to clean up possible contaminants at Riverfront Park

Apr 19th, 2014 | By

Town and state officials are welcoming a $200,000 state grant that will used to evaluate three riverfront properties. Portland was one of 21 towns throughout the state that received brownfields assessment grants from the Department of Economic and Community Development. The grants were announced by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday, during a visit to

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Connecticut Economic Development Dept Awards $3.8M in Brownfield Grants

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has awarded grants totaling $3,821,000 for advancing development of brownfield sites all over the state. The grants, announced by Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, will enable 21 communities to assess and investigate 48 sites covering more than 310 acres. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut Economic

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$10 million awarded to clean up brownfields in Connecticut

Apr 17th, 2013 | By

Just over $10 million in loans and grants has been awarded to remediate nine brownfields located throughout the state. Clinton, Hartford, Middletown, New Haven, Vernon, Waterbury, and Watertown will use the funding to clean up the polluted properties and redevelop the sites for affordable housing and mixed use development.



Richer communities get more US funds from EPA to clean up toxic brownfields | Open Channel

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

Despite about $1.5 billion in federal grants and loans doled out by the Environmental Protection Agency over 19 years, hundreds of thousands of abandoned and polluted properties known as “brownfields” continue to mar communities across the country. Some sites are contaminating groundwater, while at others the toxins’ impact on the communities is unknown. For more

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EPA’s ‘Brownfields’ program coming up short

Sep 26th, 2012 | By

Once one of the largest textile mill in the U.S., this 16.5 acre site in Sprague Conn., is a brownfield site, owned by the town. Officials, who are concerned that the site is a safety hazard, have been looking for a developer for years. In Oak Creek, Wis., a fence slashed with holes surrounds a

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Dealing with Connecticut brownfield sites is costly, time consuming for towns

Sep 16th, 2012 | By

Nearly every Connecticut community is laced with sites tainted by contaminants like lead, mercury, asbestos, PCBs, or petroleum.These sites, mostly vacant and abandoned, were once bustling gun, textile or hat mills, car repair shops — even the neighborhood dry cleaners. For more on this story, visit: Dealing with Connecticut brownfield sites is costly, time consuming

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Connecticut lawmakers approve $36M plan to address underground fuel tank cleanup program

Jun 14th, 2012 | By

HARTFORD — Having failed to approve a plan to increase funding for the state’s troubled underground fuel tank cleanup program during the regular 2012 legislative session, state lawmakers used Tuesday’s special session to pass a $36 million plan to address the issue over the next four years. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut lawmakers

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EPA Awards $3.5M in Brownfields Funds to Revitalize Connecticut Communities

May 31st, 2012 | By

The Environmental Protection Agency is providing $3.45 million in Brownfields grants to help Connecticut communities to assess, cleanup and redevelop abandoned or contaminated properties.  The funding is part of more than $69 million in EPA brownfields investments across the country announced by EPA last week to protect health and the environment, create jobs and promote

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Tool to Determine Solar and Wind Energy Potential of Contaminated Sites · Environmental Management & Energy News

Apr 30th, 2012 | By

Companies have a new way to determine the feasibility of on-site renewable energy, after the EPA launched a tool to test vacant and contaminated land for solar and wind energy potential. The alternative energy “decision trees,” developed by the EPA and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), give landowners, communities and

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$16M awarded to clean up brownfields in Connecticut: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

Mar 26th, 2012 | By

GOV. MALLOY: $16M AWARDED TO CLEAN UP BROWNFIELDS Round 2 Complete; DECD Now Accepting Applications for Round 3 (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded more than $16 million in loans and grants for several brownfield projects throughout the state. “Cleaning

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FORUM: New Haven’s English Station power plant holds promise

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By

A successful adaptive reuse of English Station could breathe life into the neighboring Mill River and River Street special economic development zones, revitalize a moribund stretch of Grand Avenue and reinvigorate New Haven’s waterfront economy.



Feds reject developer’s bid for Army site

Dec 7th, 2011 | By

The federal government has rejected a local real estate developer’s proposal to build a destination resort at the site of the long-vacant Army engine plant. Milford-based developer Bob Hartmann of Hartmann Development submitted the only bid last month in the General Service Administration’s third attempt this year to auction off the 78-acre brownfield. The prior

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CT cities get $17M for brownfield cleanup

Dec 2nd, 2011 | By

Nine Connecticut communities are getting $17 million in state loans and grants to restore toxic or abandoned former commercial and industrial sites to productive reuse, including $4.5 million for Preston’s RiverWalk redevelopment. The state Department of Economic and Community Development said Friday this opening round of brownfield funding paves way for a second round, for

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Environmental organizations recommend changes to state brownfields program

Nov 15th, 2011 | By

Nine environmental organizations have filed comments to make sure that environmental priorities figure strongly in recommendations made to overhaul or completely re-invent the Connecticut Site Remediation (or brownfields) program some say has served the state badly for decades. Different programs, unclear rules, lack of economic incentives, barriers to re-mediate, are among the concerns addressed in a letter submitted to the DEEP, which has been examining the process since this summer. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.



Conn. tries new cleanups at dirty industrial sites

Jul 16th, 2011 | By

A brownfield is a property that has been polluted, typically by manufacturing or industrial use decades ago, and is considered for redevelopment for a new use. Connecticut’s new law, designed to promote economic development, requires property owners to pay into the fund 5 percent of the land’s value. The recently enacted state budget also includes

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CT allocated $1.5M for brownfield cleanup

Jun 9th, 2011 | By

EPA is providing $1.9 million in Brownfields grants will help Connecticut communities to assess, cleanup and redevelop abandoned or contaminated properties.  The funding is part of more than $76 million in EPA brownfields investments across the country announced this week by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to protect health and the environment, create jobs and promote

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