CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced 11 different local awards totaling $10,966,135 to help assess, clean up, and revitalize brownfield sites across West Virginia.

“In almost every corner of our state, brownfield sites present potential opportunities for economic growth and expansion,” Ranking Member Capito said. “When crafting the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, I helped prioritize funding to deliver needed resources to the EPA’s Brownfields Program that would benefit communities in West Virginia, and I’m looking forward to seeing the funding announced today create more success stories across our state.”

Individual awards and details listed below:

  • West Virginia University Research Corporation: $5,000,000 as part of a Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB) cooperative agreement
  • West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection: $1,000,000
  • Marshall University Research Corporation: $968,438 for cleanup of former Flint Pigments Site
  • Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle: $500,000 for community-wide assessment
  • Fairmont, W.Va.: $500,000 for community-wide assessment
  • Harrison County Economic Development Corporation: $500,000 for community-wide assessment
  • Huntington, W.Va.: $500,000 for community-wide assessment
  • Morgantown, W.Va.: $500,000 for cleanup of White Park Southside
  • New River Gorge Regional Development Authority: $500,000 for cleanup of former Beckley landfill
  • Region 2 Planning and Development Council: $500,000 for community-wide assessment
  • Pocahontas County Commission: $497,697 for former Howes Leather Company/East Form Industrial Park


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