Training Offered for Environmental Remediation Jobs

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A nonprofit organization and Marshall University are teaming up to provide training in environmental remediation jobs.

The Coalfield Development Corporation and the university’s Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences announced the two-year initiative Monday.

Initially geared toward laid-off coal miners, veterans and unemployed young adults, the training is free of charge and open to the general public. The first courses are scheduled to begin Oct. 26, at the West Edge Factory in Huntington. Those three-week courses will include hazardous waste operations and emergency response, asbestos abatement, lead abatement, and safety and health.

The initiative is funded by a U.S. Department of Environmental Protection grant.