By Ramona du Houx
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfield revolving loan fund is investing $800,000 to help address contaminated Brownfield sites in Maine. According to the EPA, the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council will receive $300,000 and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development will receive $500,000.
“I’m pleased that so many communities in Maine will benefit from this important investment that allows for the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites,” said Congressman Mike Michaud. “Maximizing the potential of these sites strengthens local economies, lays a solid foundation for growth within a community, and ensures the safety and well-being of residents. I’m looking forward to seeing the positive development that will come from this investment.”
The funding supports the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites, creating jobs while improving the environment and protecting the health of local populations.