Shea-Porter Announces $400,000 for Brownfield Sites Clean-Up

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that the Rockingham Planning Commission will receive two separate grants, each worth $200,000. These grants will be used to conduct community-wide assessments at potential brownfield sites contaminated with hazardous and petroleum substances. Brownfields are abandoned or underused industrial and commercial facilities. This funding is provided through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is made possible by the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.