VPR applications accepted

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- The Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) says they have accepted Voluntary Remediation Program (VPR) applications for sites in Doddridge, Harrison and Calhoun counties.

The VPR applications were all submitted by Dominion Transmission, Inc. The Doddridge Country application is for the Collins Compressor Station, the Harrison County application was for the Law Compression Station, and the Calhoun County application is for the Orma Compressor Station.

DTI plans to maintain the compressor sites. Under the Voluntary Remediation Agreements, they will work with the WVDEP to identify human health and ecological risks associated with the sites’ current and future use, establish active remediation standards and ensure standards are maintained. After doing so, a final report will be submitted to the OER for review and approval.

West Virginia’s Voluntary Remediation Act encourages voluntary cleanups for contaminated sites and redevelopment of abandoned and under-utilized projects.