A settlement has been reached between the Vermont Asbestos Group, Inc. (VAG), the State of Vermont, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the VAG mine site in Eden and Lowell. Last week VAG President Howard Manosh announced that VAG had entered into a comprehensive Consent Decree with the EPA and the State of Vermont.
BOSTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says 11 communities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire will share about $3.6 million to clean up contaminated former industrial sites for redevelopment.
These are dark days for brownfields in Massachusetts. In little more than a month, a critical deadline is set to pass that will effectively end a longstanding tax-credit program that has helped hundreds of cleanup and redevelopment projects come to fruition in the Bay State.
SOMERSET — The New Jersey scrap company with a mortgage on the sprawling Somerset Station coal plant on Riverside Avenue is ready to hold its foreclosure auction Thursday after postponing it two weeks ago.