BOSTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that three grantees in the state of Maine have been selected to receive $1.3 million to assess and clean up contaminated properties under the agency's Brownfields Program.
These funds will support under-served and economically disadvantaged communities around the state in assessing and cleaning up abandoned industrial and commercial properties. The Maine grant award announcements are among 151 communities across the nation to receive 154 grant awards totaling $66.5 million in Brownfields funding through its Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) Grants.
MILLINOCKET – A volunteer development group in Millinocket is launching a second round of infrastructure upgrades at the town’s former paper mill site.
In total, Our Katahdin will spend $8.5 million on improvements to its roads, rail, water and sewer systems, as well as to its power grid and data capacity. It is partly funding the upgrades with a $5.36 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration that was awarded two years ago.