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Wilton Gets $200,000 EPA Grant for Tannery Cleanup
02/10/2014 10:12 AM ET  

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant will be used to remove chemicals, deer hide scraps and hazardous debris left inside a former tannery in the town.

WILTON, Maine (AP) _ Wilton officials say a $200,000 federal grant is expected to cover the majority of costs associated with the cleanup of a former tannery in town.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant will be used to remove chemicals, deer hide scraps and hazardous debris left inside and around the tannery building near the intersection of Tannery Road and U.S. Route 2.

The goal is to finish the project by June.

The project is one of several in recent years to clean up unsightly properties in town, remove contamination and improve property values.

Town officials also hope to resell the former tannery site and collect taxes on the property again.

Town Manager Rhonda Irish tells the Morning Sentinel the town is taking comments on the matter until Friday.


 

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