New York News
6:30 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

EPA Grant Will Help Assess Brownfields In Glens Falls Region

Earlier this week, the Glens Falls Common Council accepted terms as a lead agency on a federal grant through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help communities assess contaminated lands for redevelopment.

The $600,000 Regional Risk Assessment grant is aimed at assessing brownfield sites affected by hazardous materials or petroleum. Glens Falls joins South Glens Fall, Moreau, Corinth, Hadley, and Chester in this effort.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Federal Grant Will Fund Review of Lee Mill Complex

Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA), right, along with Democratic State Representative Smitty Pignatelli of Lenox announced the EPA grant at the Eagle Mill complex in Lee.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Congressman Richard Neal was in Lee, Massachusetts Tuesday to announce federal funding for a vacant mill.

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Hudson Valley News
10:17 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Two Brownfield Areas Grants Are For The Hudson Valley

Credit Misha Dontsov, flickr

Two of 26 grants to revitalize brownfield areas in New York State are headed to the Hudson Valley.

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New York News
3:19 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

New York Advocates See Need For Improved State and Federal Brownfield Programs

Federal lawmakers from New York are showing their support for a piece of legislation that aims to jumpstart development and cleanup efforts on contaminated land.

Recently, Democrats U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillbrand and Congressman Paul Tonko met with local leaders in Albany’s Sheridan Hollow neighborhood to announce their support for the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development – or BUILD – Act.

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New England News
3:42 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Funding Awarded To Remove Asbestos From Former Mill Buildings

This building is part of the Ludlow Mills complex in Ludlow, MA

New federal funding has been announced for the largest brownfields mill redevelopment project in New England. The region’s  top federal environmental official says the project in Ludlow Massachusetts serves as example for reusing the scores of other abandoned industrial sites that dot the landscape.

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3:58 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

DiNapoli Details Brownfield Plan

NY State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
Credit WAMC's Dave Lucas

New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli unveiled a new plan to overhaul the state’s brownfields program today. A Democrat, DiNapoli crafted the original brownfields bill when he was still in the state Assembly. Speaking with WAMC’s Alan Chartock on the Capitol Connection program, DiNapoli says tax loopholes within the program should be closed.

New England News
6:26 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Redevelopment Of Former Mill Site Begins

A new $8 million senior center is the first construction project at the former Facemate textile mill site along the Chicopee River
Credit WAMC

The redevelopment has begun of a once badly polluted former textile mill in Chicopee Massachusetts. A top Environmental Protection Agency official warned on Monday that federal budget cuts threaten future brownfields cleanup efforts in the region. 

An $8 million  senior center is being constructed on land along the Chicopee River that was originally developed during the early 1800s to manufacture textiles.  A groundbreaking , attended by more than  100 people, culminated a decade long cleanup project that officials described as a legal and environmental quagmire.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Mill Redevelopment Designated Brownfields Priority Project

One of the buildings in the Ludlow Mills complex in Ludlow MA

The largest brownfield mill redevelopment project in New England, in Ludlow Massachusetts, has been designated a priority project by Massachusetts state officials.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

Massachusetts Lt Gov Timothy Murray recently added five new projects to the state’s Brownfields Support Team Initiative. Ludlow Mills is the only project in western Massachusetts to be designated for the cleanup assistance in this latest round.

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