- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

WILTON, Maine (AP) - The town of Wilton has been awarded a federal Environmental Protection Agency grant totaling $200,000 to assist with costs associated with cleaning up the former Forster Mill.

The Morning Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1WepCIt ) the grant, announced Friday, is earmarked for the environmental cleanup and demolition of one section of the 235,000-square-foot building on Depot Street.

Environmental assessments conducted at the former home of Forster Mill found asbestos and various other hazardous materials at the site, which has sat vacant since 2004.

Town Manager Rhonda Irish applied for three $200,000 Brownfields grants this past December. This award from the EPA is the only grant Wilton is set to receive this year.

Irish says she will apply for the two grants that Wilton didn’t receive in this round of funding again in October.

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Information from: Morning Sentinel, http://www.onlinesentinel.com/

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