EPA Gives W.Va. $800K To Assess Pollution

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia is getting $800,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess pollution problems.

The agency says the state Department of Environmental Protection, the cities of Nitro and Parkersburg, and Fayette County are getting the money as part of a national program targeting abandoned industrial and commercial properties.

The grants are supposed to cover the cost of assessing sites and planning cleanup projects.

EPA says it's giving a total $78.9 million to communities across much of the country.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by jack Location: wtown on Apr 19, 2010 at 09:10 PM
    what a waste of money
  • by Centrist Location: the hills on Apr 19, 2010 at 05:21 PM
    Almost a million dollars to "study" the problems. Oh well, it's a shame that it probably won't add a single additional job to the Mid-Ohio Valley. Maybe it won't be a total loss, perhaps their final report will be presented in a fancy binder.
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