The City of Somerville will soon be cleaner, thanks to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding. Somerville will receive $400,000 from EPA to help clean contaminated sites known as brownfields. More specifically, brownfields are sites where expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
“This funding for Somerville will help the local economy and will continue to assist in creating and keeping good jobs in the area. With this additional money the city will be able to fund more local cleanup projects, “said Curt Spalding, regional administrator for EPA New England.