EPA grant aims to reduce pollution from R.I. alcoholic beverage-makers

THE EPA on Wednesday announced a $200,000 grant for R.I. DEM to create a pollution prevention program for breweries, wineries and distilleries. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ KATE WHITNEY LUCEY
PROVIDENCE – The state’s thriving beer, wine and distilling industry is an economic boon, but one with serious environmental implications for water use and wastewater discharge. New grant funding announced on Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeks to mitigate those hazards. The $200,000 grant awarded to the R.I. Department of Environmental Management will…

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