MARTINSBURG – The Matthews Foundry Team got some good news at their meeting Friday.
“There is no recognizable environmental concern,” Joe Freeman of Boggs Environmental Consultants in Frederick, Md., said. “The perceptions about the foundry’s contamination are misplaced.”
Because of its many years of heavy industrial use, there were concerns that the soil in and around the foundry was contaminated with toxic materials.
Main Street Martinsburg won a $5,750 West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative grant earlier this year to devise a marketing plan for the property, which includes environmental, structural and historical assessments of the site.