Last night Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin discussed land remediation in his State of the State speech:
“West Virginia also needs to identify and remediate land available for development. West Virginia has a strong history in manufacturing and mining, and a number of unused sites have great potential for future development. So tonight, I propose the State form a public non-profit corporation to identify, promote, and oversee programs that will foster economic development and environmental remediation. Working together, we can put these sites back to use in West Virginia.”
This proposal follows a fairly recent (September 2012) announcement by the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers that the West Virginia Brownfields Inventory is moving to an online, publicly searchable spatial platform.