Brownfields grants

Brownfields site in Columbus, OH.
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The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded West Virginia nearly $3 million for assessment, remediation and planning work on contaminated properties across the state.

The EPA’s Brownfields Program is aimed at helping communities expand their ability to recycle polluted properties for new, productive reuses.

  A neighborhood redevelopment project in Huntington is moving forward.

Residents were invited to a public meeting Tuesday night at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena to kick off a planning and redevelopment project for former industrial properties in the Highlawn neighborbood, along with other sites in the city. The city of Huntington says in a news release that the goal is to have a strategy for the project completed by mid-2017.


Rubberlite has proposed building a research, development and light manufacturing center at a brownfield site in Huntington.

The Herald-Dispatch reports that Rubberlite President Alan Letton provided details of the proposal to the Huntington Municipal Development Authority on Tuesday. Letton asked the authority to buy the 27-acre site along the Ohio River.

EPA Awards Brownfields Grants to Huntington

Jul 7, 2015

Former industrial sites in Huntington will soon be getting a facelift thanks to federal grant dollars awarded to the city.

The federal Environmental Protection Agency announced grants totaling $400,000 for the city of Huntington Tuesday as a part of the agency’s brownfields program. A brownfield in a former industrial or commercial site prohibited from development because of environmental contamination. The grants will allow the city to clean up multiple industrial sites including a property that sits on 3rd avenue just down from Marshall University’s campus.

  The federal Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $250,000 to renovate a contaminated site in the Eastern Panhandle.

The EPA announced the additional brownfields assistance for Charles Town on Friday. The money will fuel cleanup at the Public Works Yard site next to the brownfield restoration effort at the Supertane plant.

In 2012, EPA awarded a $650,000 revolving loan largely used for the Supertane site.

Federal environmental regulators have picked five West Virginia projects to receive $1 million in brownfields grants.