Clean up & Remediation

If contamination is found in the samples collected during Phase II ESA, cleanup/remediation may be required to remove the contaminants prior to redevelopment.  A cleanup plan must be developed, which includes a presentation of various cleanup options and selection of the most feasible and cost-effective option.  In the Brownfields Program, this plan is called an Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA).  Following regulatory review and approval of the ABCA, the cleanup activities may begin.

Funding available for cleanup/remediation through SMPDC’s program includes:

  • Loans to for-profits, non-profits, or municipalities (typically at competitive rates)
  • Grants to municipalities or non-profits only


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(Above) North Berwick, ME Woolen Mill, finished apartment after clean up & remediation