Monday, August 19, 2019

Proctor & Gamble applies for voluntary remediation program in West Virginia

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection announced on Aug. 4 that Proctor & Gamble Manufacturing Co. submitted a Voluntary Remediation Program application to the department’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER), relating to the company’s Tabler Station Business Park site, which is located in Berkeley County.

The roughly 458-acre site is mostly made up of former farmland and woodland, though Proctor & Gamble plans to use it as a manufacturing facility in the future.

The state’s Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Act aims to make sites with contamination or perceived contamination more attractive, offering financial incentives for their development and encouraging voluntary cleanups. This encouragement of brownfields investment helps improve local environments even while promoting their economies.

At the Tabler Station Business Park site, the OER is negotiating a Voluntary Remediation Agreement with Proctor & Gamble, wherein the company would work with the department to assess the human and ecological risks associated with the site’s use. The agreement would also create remediation standards, ensure that those standards are maintained, and require Proctor & Gamble to issue a final report upon completion of the project.

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