Ironton Port Authority Receives Environmental Assessment Grant

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The Ironton Port Authority recently received a grant for more than $267,000 to conduct an environmental assessment on the former Tiger Metals property. 

The grant money comes from the Ohio Department of Development.
The assessment will determine how if the property is ready for redevelopment.
Ironton Port Authority Principal Bill Dickens says the piece of land, which totals almost an acre, is valuable for the community and will be used for commercial redevelopment. 
According to Dickens, the process of preparing the property will be lengthy. "The assessment is probably going to take at least a year before it's completed.  Then, it kind of depends on what we find as far as contamination goes, we'll have to then determine how long it's going to take to clean it up and we'll have to apply for a grant for the funding to remediate the site," said Dickens
The property is located at 1100 South 2nd Street.