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West Virginia city hopes to clean up more industrial sites

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Clarksburg is shopping at least two
former industrial sites around to potential developers.

City Manager Martin Howe says officials have been talking with
the owner of the former Anchor Hocking and Rolland Glass plants
about cleaning up those sites. He didn't identify the owner but
told the Exponent Telegram (http://bit.ly/tSh5wQ) the same person
owns both.

Howe says the city hopes to form a public-private redevelopment
partnership.

The Anchor Hocking site is about 35 acres that Howe says could
be an asset to the community because the site is so large.

The Rolland Glass site currently has two businesses, but Howe
says the back of that parcel is abandoned, and smokestacks there
need to be razed.

Clarksburg has acquired and cleaned up three other sites under
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants.


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