COLUMBUS – State Representative Ron Ferguson (R-Wintersville) today announced his support for grants awarded to three projects in Belmont and Jefferson Counties as part of the new Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program.
The Brownfield Remediation Program, which was passed as part of the State Operating Budget, designates funds to clean up hazardous sites and prepares them for future economic development.
Funding was awarded to the following projects:
- The Community Improvement Corporation of Belmont County will receive $84,150 for cleanup and remediation of the Bellaire Hospital.
- The Jefferson County Port Authority will receive $175,000 for the Piney Fork UST Property.
- The Jefferson County Port Authority will receive $300,000 for the Tidewater Honey Creek Property.
“The Brownfield Remediation Program is one that I am pleased to see taking effect in the 96th district as the program works to revitalize former industrial sites. This program will allow for these communities to thrive with future opportunities and development,” said Ferguson.