Federal grant awarded for Brooke Glass assessment

WELLSBURG – Efforts to rehabilitate the former Brooke Glass site for future development have received a major boost through the award of a $77,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle has announced. BDC Executive Director Pat Ford said the grant through the EPA's Targeted Brownfield Assessment program will fund a physical investigation of any substances that may be in the building or ground, including core samples. TechLaw Inc., a Wheeling-based environmental assessment firm under contract to the EPA, will conduct the investigation. Article Photos SITE?SURVEYED — Last week BDC Executive Director Pat Ford and Assistant Director Marvin Six accompanied federal and state officials on a tour of the Brooke Glass site, which has been awarded a $77,000 grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for environmental cleanup efforts the economic development agency hopes will lead to development there. With Six, second from left, are Suddha Graves of TechLaw Inc., the Wheeling firm that will do an environmental assessment of the property; Mike Taurino, regional representative of the USEPA; and Casey E. Korbini, environmental resources specialist for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.