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Kentucky Agency: Rating Sites for Redevelopment Potential

But, before that can happen, these properties need to have assessments done to determine what, if any, contaminants are present at the site. In 2009 and 2011, the Cumberland Valley Area Development District (CVADD) in Kentucky, received a $200,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Assessment Grant to conduct Phase I and Phase II assessments on potential brownfield sites throughout the CVADD region. The region is comprised of eight Kentucky counties—Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Rockcastle and Whitley—and 17 cities—Middlesboro, Pineville, Manchester, Benham, Cumberland, Evarts, Harlan, Loyall, Lynch, McKee, Barbourville, London, Brodhead, Livingston, Mount Vernon, Corbin and Williamsburg. The CVADD hired AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.’s Bob Perkins as the environmental consultant. In the beginning, a CVADD Regional Brownfields Committee was formed, consisting of mayors, judges, emergency managers, health department personnel, city building inspectors and interested citizens. “Bob Perkins created an inventory of potential sites throughout our region, and…Log In to Read Full Article

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