Westmass has been selected by the EPA for a $1 million 2024 Brownfields Cleanup Grant

EPA (May 20, 2024)

The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the Westmass Area Development Corporation for a Brownfields Cleanup Grant that will be funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Grant funds will be used to clean up the Ludlow Mills #11, Ludlow Mills #9, and Warehouse #199 sites located at Riverside Drive and 100 State Street in the City of Ludlow. Mills 11 and 9 of the 52-acre cleanup site were formerly used for various manufacturing operations over the past 150 years to create textiles and jute, which were stored in the warehouse. The sites are contaminated with inorganic contaminants, heavy metals, PCBs, and hazardous substances. Grant funds also will be used to prepare a Community Involvement Plan and conduct community engagement activities.

Mill 11

Mill 9 & Warehouse 199

As part of this cleanup project, the buildings will be abated of all asbestos containing materials (ACM) and other hazardous materials. Grant funds also will be used to conduct community outreach and engagement activities including the development of a Community Involvement Plan.

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