USEPA BROWNFIELD GRANT APPLICATION
By the Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle
The Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle is announcing plans to submit a 2017 Brownfields Cleanup grant application to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) for cleanup of the former Newell PSN Site, 500 Harrison Street, Newell, WV 26050. Brownfields are properties that may be abandoned, idle, and/or underutilized that are not being redeveloped due to the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance.
This application will request USEAP funds to assist with cleanup of known contamination at Mingo Junction Steelworks – North Weirton. The USEAP encourages public participation in this application process to ensure the community’s awareness and that the community’s needs are being considered related to property redevelopment.
A public meeting will be held to foster community involvement, answer questions, and obtain comments on Thursday, November 8, 2017 from 10:00-11:00am at Newell Lions Club Building, 510 Washington Street, Newell, WV 26050.
A draft version of the application with a draft Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) will be available for review and comment starting November 2, 2017 here:
Specific questions and/or comments can be addressed through November 10th to:
Patrick Ford, Executive Director
Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle
324A Penco Road, Weirton, WV 26062, 304-748-5041 or
Patrick Kirby, Director Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center
385 Evansdale Drive, PO Box 6064 Morgantown, WV 26506, 304-293-6984