Sen. Brown Praises Proposal by Obama Administration that Would Help Clean-Up and Redevelop Eight Ohio Auto Sites

Obama Administration Proposal Would Use $800 Million for Trust Fund to Pay for Cleanup of Sites Surrounding Closed Auto Facilities

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today praised a proposal by the Obama Administration that would create a trust fund with more than $800 million to help clean-up and revitalize sites surrounding closed or idled auto facilities. Eight sites in Ohio would be among those eligible for the cleanup funds.

“This is about working with auto communities to attract new jobs and economic development,” Brown said. “It’s critical that the communities that are home to these auto plants have the resources they need to clean them up and prepare the sites for new investment. This is the type of response that auto communities deserve from the federal government.”

The funds would be used to help redevelop, clean-up, or decontaminate facilities affected by bankruptcies in the auto industry. They would come from the funding given to the Treasury Department for the auto industry through the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). A list of the Ohio sites that could be eligible follows:

 

Facility Name

City

Lordstown Excess Land

Lordstown

Moraine Lagoon

Moraine

GMPT- Toledo 103C Landfill (Formerly 1333)

Toledo

Elyria Landfill

Elyria

Mansfield Stamping Plant

Mansfield

GMVM- Moraine Assembly

Moraine

GMPT- Parma Complex

Parma

Delphi- Moraine

Moraine

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