INWOOD, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) has accepted a Voluntary Remediation Program application submitted by the Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company (P&G) to address environmental conditions at the Tabler Station Business Park in Berkeley County.
The approximately 458-acre site is located at 396 Development Drive in Inwood and is comprised primarily of former farmland and woodland owned by P&G. The future use of the property will be as a manufacturing facility.
OER is currently negotiating a Voluntary Remediation Agreement (VRA) with P&G. Under the VRA, P&G will work with the WVDEP to identify human health and ecological risks associated with current and potential future uses of the site, establish applicable remediation standards, and ensure that standards are maintained at the site. Upon completion of the remediation, a final report will be submitted to OER for review and approval.
West Virginia’s Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Act encourages voluntary cleanups of contaminated sites, as well as redevelopment of abandoned and under-utilized properties with an objective of counteracting the lack of development on sites with contamination or perceived contamination. By providing financial incentives to invest in brownfields, this approach protects communities and the environment while still promoting economic development in West Virginia.
Questions regarding the Voluntary Remediation Program or this application should be directed to either WVDEP Project Manager Sheena R. Moore (WVDEP—OER, 22288 Northwestern Pike, Romney, WV 26757; 304-707-6094) or Licensed Remediation Specialist David Carpenter (ERM, 204 Chase Drive, Hurricane, WV 25526; 304-757-4777, ext. 101).
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