Town of Montague has been selected by EPA for a $4.9 million 2024 Brownfields Cleanup Grant

Town of Montague has been selected by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a $4.9 million FY2024 Brownfields Cleanup Grant. This grant is funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Grant funds will be used to clean up the Strathmore Mill property located at 20 Canal Road in the village of Turners Falls, which will mitigate environmental risk to the Connecticut River, and open the potential for river access and open space in the Canal District. The 1.3-acre cleanup site was constructed between 1874 and 1970 as a paper mill and consists of nine contiguous buildings formerly used for machining, stamping, forging, grinding, finishing, pulping, cutting, and bleaching. The buildings are contaminated with inorganic contaminants, heavy metals, petroleum, and PCBs.

Grant funds also will be used to conduct community engagement activities.

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