EPA (May 25, 2023)
The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected 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 300 Series Warehouse Buildings and Mill Buildings 46 and 58, which are part of the 52-acre Ludlow Mills Complex at 100 State Street in the Town of Ludlow. The 300 Series Warehouse Buildings were used to store manufactured jute before it was shipped off the property and are currently vacant except for the first floor. Mill Buildings 46 and 58 were used to house locomotive engines and as a machine and maintenance shop supporting the historic rail system within the complex and are currently vacant.
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.