Liz McCormick Published

EPA Announces $2.8 Million in Grants to Revitalize Polluted Sites in W.Va.

Brownfields site in Columbus, OH.

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.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a news release that “these grants leverage other public and private investments and improve local economies through property cleanup and redevelopment.”

$200,000 was awarded to Southern Coal Camp Authority for cleanup of former Burch High and Middle Schools.

Additionally, $200,000 was also given to the City of Fairmont and Fayette County for a Community-Wide Assessment.

The Region 2 Planning & Development Council based in Huntington was awarded $600,000 for its Coalition Assessment.

And both the cities of Weirton and Huntington were given $800,000 for a Community-Wide Revolving Loan Fund.