Redding gets grant to clean up former Gilbert and Bennett Wire Mill site

That site is contaminated with hazardous materials and petroleum products from former factory operations at the Gilbert and Bennett Wire Mill.

Emily Knapton

May 31, 2024, 4:33 PM

Updated 25 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont announced Friday that Redding is receiving a $1,991,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
That site is contaminated with hazardous materials and petroleum products from former factory operations at the Gilbert and Bennett Wire Mill.
The federal grant is in addition to $400,000 in state funding the town received from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development's Brownfield Remediation Program.
Officials hope residents will be able to use the property.
"This is the start of a fresh future for the site. In five years we want to have open park space to get people in and create parking for the village," said First Selectman Julia Pemberton.


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