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Environment

N.H. Towns Getting $700K in EPA Grants to Clean Up Sites

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Six New Hampshire towns are getting $700,000 in federal grants to clean up contaminated industrial sites.

The money will be used to address brownfields -- sites where the Environmental Protection Agency says redevelopment might be complicated by contamination.

The North Country Council plans to use its grants to do environmental assessments in Berlin, Colebrook and Northumberland.

The Southwest Regional Planning Commission will do the same in Hinsdale and Winchester.

Somersworth will use grant money to clean a site that's been a railroad depot, a tannery and a dry cleaners' over its more than 150-year history.

New England overall is getting nearly $9 million in brownfield grants, out of more than $50 million nationwide.

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