NASHUA — Through the Environmental Protection Agency’s multi-million dollar Brownfields Program, Nashua has been awarded $200,000 to help clean up and redevelop contaminated properties in the city.
With $3.575 million being divided among 11 communities throughout New England, New Hampshire as a whole has been designated to receive $875,000. After Nashua’s $200,000, the remaining money will go to the Regional Economic Development Center of Southern New Hampshire and the State Department of Environmental Services.“
Today we’ve made additional funding available to communities which have a proven track record in successfully cleaning up and redeveloping Brownfield sites,” said Curt Spalding, regional administrator for EPA’s New England office, in a prepared statement.
According to the EPA, there are more than 400,000 properties throughout the country that have been abandoned and classified as Brownfield sites due to environmental contamination.
“EPA’s Brownfields Program is a proven winner that helps boost local economies, creates local jobs and trains skilled workers, while helping to protect people and our communities,” Spalding said.