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Meeting planned for brownfield grant request

Staff report

CHAMPION — The Trumbull County Land Bank is seeking input from the public as part of a nearly $1 million grant request to clean up the former 28.7-acre Diversified Resources property, a contaminated industrial site in the township.

The abandoned land that sits north of the Warren Outerbelt was also once the former General Refractory plant, a fire brick manufacturing plant that closed in 1994. The land has not been used for several years and contains a wide range of contaminants.

There are also bags, barrels and piles of steel swarf, said Lisa Ramsey of the land bank. Steel swarf is metal turnings, chips and filings created in industrial processes.

A public meeting on the request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for brownfield cleanup funding is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Champion High School, 5759 Mahoning Ave NW. A draft copy of the analysis of brownfield cleanup alternatives will be available for comment at the meeting.

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