Brookfield has been awarded a $145,000 state grant to investigate chemical contamination at a former dry cleaner property. The grant for 20 Station Road will allow Brookfield to assess the property and determine what needs to be done to get it in saleable or useable condition.
When applying for the grant, First Selectman Steve Dunn said there is a bloom going out under Station Road. The assessment will determine what exactly is there, the level of contamination and the extent of the contamination. Dunn noted that the town is not doing remediation, just an assessment. He says that will help the property owner, the town and future development.
The grant is one of 14 awarded by the state Tuesday. The grants will help put 424 acres of blighted land back into productive use. Governor Malloy says that will ultimately become an economic win for Connecticut.