601 57th Street SE Charleston, WV 25304
PUBLIC NOTICE –
VOLUNTARY REMEDIATION APPLICATION
PUBLIC NOTICE NO.: VRP #22013
NEWSPAPER: The Intelligencer
PUBLIC NOTICE DATE: August 4, 2022
The City of Wheeling has submitted an application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to participate in a voluntary environmental cleanup at Wheeling Island Gateway Park under the Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Act. The site is located at South Front Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, and is approximately 1.85 acres in size.
The Wheeling Island Gateway Park property consists of approximately 1.85 acres located on South Front Street, east of the Ohio River in Wheeling, WV and is currently owned by the City of Wheeling. The Site was the location of a former West Virginia Department of Highways (WVDOH) Materials Testing Laboratory and a former privately owned and operated yacht club. A sampling investigation was conducted in 2019. Contaminants of potential concern were identified in surface soil, subsurface soil, and groundwater, including petroleum constituents, metals, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Based on the findings, additional environmental assessment was recommended. The overall intent of the Site reuse plan is to develop a recreational park and river access for the community, which will include a plaza, trails, a boat dock and kayak launch, parking, and greenspace.
The Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) at the WVDEP is currently negotiating a Voluntary Remediation Agreement with the applicant to address environmental conditions associated with the site. The agreement includes provisions for assessing potential environmental contaminants; evaluating human health and ecological risks; establishing remediation standards; and, performing any cleanup necessary to meet the standards. At project conclusion, the applicant will submit a Final Report, documenting that all work is complete.
Application No.: VRP #22013
Applicant: City of Wheeling 1500 Chapline Street Wheeling, WV 26003
Site Location: South Front Street Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
Current Site Use: The Site is currently vacant and utilized only as parking and materials storage.
Suspected Contaminants: Contaminants of potential concern include petroleum constituents, metals, and polychlorinated biphenyls.
Proposed Cleanup Method and Methods to Control Possible Health Exposure: Combination of Institutional and/or Engineering Controls, based on the results of environmental and risk assessment.
Application Availability: Interested individuals may review and/or copy the Voluntary Remediation Program application at the following locations: Ohio County Library 52 16th Street Wheeling, WV 26003 Phone: 304-232-0244 Or WVDEP – Office of Environmental Remediation 601 57th Street SE Charleston, WV 25304 Phone: 304-926-0499
Questions or Comments: Questions or comments regarding this application should be directed to either: Nancy Prager, Director of Community and Economic Development 1500 Chapline Street Wheeling, WV 26003 Phone: 304-234-3701 Or Leah Mistick, Licensed Remediation Specialist 2501 Chapline Street P.O. Box 6562 Wheeling, WV 26003 Phone: 681-209-1077 Or Matt Gadd, WVDEP 131A Peninsula Street Wheeling, WV 26003 Phone: 304-926-0499 ext. 00097 Or Matt Gadd, WVDEP 131A Peninsula Street Wheeling, WV 26003 Phone: 304-926-0499 ext. 00097.
Int. Aug 8, 2022