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Money to Cleanup Abandoned Industrial Sites in WV

The federal government will provide $467,000 to help clean up abandoned industrial properties in West Virginia communities.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Jefferson County Development Authority will get $200,000 for the former Shepherdstown dump site.

It's known to contain cancer-causing materials. The authority hopes to use the site for a library.

Another $200,000 goes to the city of Ranson to clean up the former Kidde Fire Fighting Foundry.

The 5 1/2-acre site once operated as a brass and aluminum foundry that made fire suppression equipment.

The other $67,000 is going to the Webster County town of Addison, once known for its mining and timber industries.

That brownfields grant will help clean up a former railroad site so the town can turn it into a campground, museum and tourism center.

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