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Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds $1 Million for Brownfield Cleanup

June 8, 2018
Press Release

Today, U.S. Representatives John Larson (D-1), Joe Courtney (D-2), Rosa DeLauro (D-3), Jim Himes (D-4), and Elizabeth Esty (D-5), and U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) applauded $1 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding for cleaning up contaminated brownfield properties in Connecticut.

The Capitol Region Council of Governments and Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments will each receive $500,000 in funding.

“From eyesores to economic powerhouses—a redeveloped brownfield site can boost local economies and revitalize neighborhoods,” said the delegation. “We applaud the EPA for making this wise investment in our state, and look forward to the positive impact these new federal dollars will have on communities with brownfield sites ready for cleanup and redevelopment.”

According to the EPA, the agency announced a total of $5.3 million in supplemental funding to New England communities for 11 successful existing Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grantees in the region, helping communities carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects.