2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 21:13:18 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Solar park at OxyChem, Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania
Is there a bright future for OxyChem site?

By Evan Brandt
Pottstown Mercury (PA)
September 24, 2008

LOWER POTTSGROVE - Now that the federal government has decided how the final cleanup of the Occidental Chemical site off Armand Hammer Boulevard will be conducted, the question of what comes next for the site is becoming relevant.

One idea being floated is a solar power park.

"Something like that would be a good thing. For that matter, why not windmills, too?" said Township Manager Rod Hawthorne, who noted that he was not speaking for the township commissioners on the subject.

Calls to a representative for Glenn Springs Holdings, which is managing the 257-acre site for OxyChem, were not immediately returned Tuesday.

The solar park idea has been proposed by the Alliance for a Clean Environment, which has been a watchdog over the cleanup of the federal Superfund site. The idea is to cover portions of the site with photovoltaic panels that generate clean, renewable electricity.


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Lenny Siegel
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