December 6, 2019

Seekonk Applying for EPA Grant for Mill Site

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The town of Seekonk is submitting a FY 2020 EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant Application for the former Attleboro Dye Works Site. The 105,000 square foot building caught fire on May 1, 2012. The property consists of three parcels, including a dam and 3 industrial settling ponds, and abuts the Ten Mile River.

A public meeting to discuss the Cleanup Grant Application and to solicit comments will be held on Tuesday, November 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Seekonk Town Hall - 100 Peck Street.

EPA's Brownfields Program provides direct funding for brownfields assessment, cleanup, revolving loans, environmental job training, technical assistance, training, and research. To facilitate the leveraging of public resources, EPA's Brownfields Program collaborates with other EPA programs, other federal partners, and state agencies to identify and make available resources that can be used for brownfield activities.

In 2017, the town was granted a $100,000 Brownfields Redevelopment Award from the state. Those funds have been used to assess the site and determine the risk to human health and the environment. 12 metal drums containing hazardous waste were removed by the EPA in 2016.

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