2010 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 20:30:55 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Shepherdstown Public Library, West Virginia
Plans for 'green' library on brownfield shared

Hagerstown Herald Mail (MD)
June 6, 2010

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Calling it an important community cornerstone, Mayor Jim Auxer on Saturday pledged the weight of the town behind a plan to build a new Shepherdstown Public Library on a 4.5-acre tract that was once the town dump.

"The corporation is behind this," Auxer told an audience of about 50 people in Shepherd University's Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at a public meeting to explain the library's plan to build a "green" library on what is now a brownfield.


The dump, off Cherry Lane behind Elmwood Cemetery, opened in 1954 and closed in 1969. The site was assessed in 2001 by the EPA.

One study showed that the layer of refuse dumped on the site over the years ranged from 1 foot to 13 feet deep.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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