The federal government said this week that it will invest nearly $7 million to clean up and redevelop contaminated properties across the state.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the money will come from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and be used for brownfield remediation.
Brownfields are contaminated properties – often found in underserved communities – where redevelopment can be costly and complicated.
The EPA said the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments will get nearly $4 million to help clean up these sites.
New London, New Haven, Stratford, Vernon, Waterbury and West Haven will also get money to help clean up everything from a school to an old button factory. Read More