Neighborhood Planner Speaks at Ohio Brownfield Conference

Friday, April 11, 2014

On Thursday, April 10th, YNDC's neighborhood planner, Tom Hetrick, spoke at the Ohio Brownfield Conference regarding Youngstown's underground storage tank inventory.

The two-day conference was held in Columbus by the Ohio EPA's Division of Environmental Response and and Revitalization. Tom gave a presentation of YNDC's work to identify potentially-contaminated sites along Youngstown's main corridors. The storage tank inventory has led to greater awareness of this environmental issue in the city and an application to the US EPA for a $600,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant to perform environmental site assessments and develop cleanup plans in Youngstown, Campbell, and Struthers. The full report, titled City Unseen: Youngstown's Abandoned Underground Storage Tanks, can be found here