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Stamford's Mill River Park Receives $362K Brownfield Cleanup Grant

Governor Dannel Malloy addresses the audience in a town hall forum in Stamford Thursday evening.
Governor Dannel Malloy addresses the audience in a town hall forum in Stamford Thursday evening. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky
Mill River Park greeted those on their lunch break or just looking to catch some rays Friday afternoon.
Mill River Park greeted those on their lunch break or just looking to catch some rays Friday afternoon. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky
Mill River Park greeted those on their lunch break or those just looking to catch some rays Friday afternoon.
Mill River Park greeted those on their lunch break or those just looking to catch some rays Friday afternoon. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky
Mill River Park greeted those on their lunch break or those just looking to catch some rays Friday afternoon.
Mill River Park greeted those on their lunch break or those just looking to catch some rays Friday afternoon. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Department of Economic and Community Development is providing $7.9 million in grants to 14 towns and cities , including Stamford, for brownfield remediation and assessment activities, according to an announcement by Governor Dannel P. Malloy.

The state brownfield grants a $362,000 grant to Stamford to remediate a former gas station and dry cleaning site to enable the completion of the Mill River Park and Greenway.

“Putting brownfield sites back to productive use is an economic win-win for the environment and our economy. The funding announced today will be a great benefit for municipalities as they begin the process of turning these contaminated properties into economic opportunities,” Malloy said.

Since 2011, the Malloy administration has allocated more than $173 million in state funding for brownfield remediation and redevelopment in the form of loans and grants to municipalities and developers. For every dollar invested by the state, $5.45 has been or will be invested by non-state partners, the announcement said.

Connecticut has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of the most active and innovative states nationwide in the remediation and redevelopment of brownfields.

With this new round of projects, Malloy has invested in brownfield projects in 60 different municipalities across Connecticut.

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