Thu. 2:05pm: Port Authority gets EPA grant

The Western Reserve Port Authority had received a $600,000 grant.

According to a release from the port authority, the money comes from the U.S. EPA’s Brownfield Assessment program.

According to Executive Director Rose Ann DeLeon, the grant money will be used to conduct a brownfield inventory of approximately 35 sites encompassing 200 acres. It also will be used to perform about 30 Phase I and 20 Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, plan clean-up for approximately seven sites, and organize community engagement activities.

The sites involved include the former Delphi complex in north Warren, sites along the Mahoning River Corridor, and the Golden Triangle along Bronze, Dietz and Griswold Streets.

The port authority formed the Trumbull Brownfield Coaltion which includes the Trumbull County Planning Commission, the City of Warren, Howland Township, and the Mahoning River Corridor Initiative in order to address the growing challenges of abandoned industrial sites in Trumbull County. The grant was one of four awarded in Ohio by the EPA this year, the release states.