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PCDA Sets Public Meeting

By Staff | Oct 7, 2020

The Paden City Development Authority (PCDA) is planning to submit a Brownfields Cleanup Grant to the EPA to assist in remediation of the former Corning Glass Plant now known as the Paden City Industrial Park.

As part of the grant process, a public meeting has been scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon on October 10, 2020, immediately following the regular monthly meeting of the Development Authority.

The former Corning Glass Plant and the Paden City Pottery, who preceded it, has had environmental assessment activities performed in the past, and most recently a Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment. The results indicate the presence of heavy metals associated with the former kilns in the area not in use. These environmental impacts require remediation prior to site redevelopment and reuse. The application is requesting funds to assist in cleanup activities on the site.

The EPA encourages public participation in these applications to ensure the local community is being informed and allowed to comment and provide input into the project. As part of the Development Authority’s interaction efforts, the public is encouraged to attend the October 10th, 11 a.m. meeting which will be held in the Reception Hall of the “Old Middle School” currently known as the Paden City Health & Recreation Building. The public is encouraged to review and comment on the proposed cleanup plans.

A summary of the project and proposed activities and a brief analysis of Brownfield Cleanup alternatives will be made available at the meeting. Those unable to attend can also review the material at the Development Authority’s office at 425 South 4th Ave, Room 21, 2nd floor of the H&R Building. For further information, interested persons my contact Cork Bowen, PCDA President, at the office listed above or email at: pcdevelopmentauthority@gmail.com

The regular monthly meeting of the PCDA will get underway at 9 a.m. that day and will include regular business. All meetings of the Development Authority are open to the public and the location is wheel chair accessible.