$9 Million Grant Covers Costs Of Deicing Apron At PWM

Aug. 7, 2012
System recaptures and treats much of the deicing fluid for resale

Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine (1st CD), issued the following news release:

Today Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced that the Portland International Jetport would receive a multi-year $9.3 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to help pay for recent expansions.

"This grant will the help Portland Jetport cover significant investments it has made to serve more travelers while becoming more environmentally sustainable," said Pingree. "I'm glad it came through so the airport can free up the capital it needs to continue growing."

The exact amount is $9,353,925 allotted over the next three years. The funds will help cover the costs of a $9 million deicing apron that has already been built, as well as concrete barriers for gates at its new terminal.

"I'm proud that the Portland Jetport has become such a national leader in sustainability. The new LEED-Gold terminal is simply incredible, and the de-icing apron is doing a great job of protecting waterquality in Casco Bay," said Pingree. "Not only does the system keep chemicals out of the water, but actually recaptures and treats much of the de-icing fluid so it can be resold. It's a real win-win for the airport and the community."

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