KAREN CRAGNOLIN PARK – reclaiming the riverfront
RiverLink signed the first Brownfield agreement in the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay at its historic Cotton Mill Property. We signed our second Brownfield agreement in the RiverWay at the old EDACO junk yard location on Amboy Rd, adjacent to Carrier Park.
This property was entered into the EPA Brownfield program for remediation. It is currently cleaning up volatile organic compounds or VOC’s on a 6 acre former junk yard on Amboy Road that was known as the EDACO Junk yard for over 50 years.
After buying the old junk yard, RiverLink recycled 100,000 tons of concrete into a component of asphalt with the able assistance of D.H. Griffin Wrecking Company.
Thanks to an EPA grant, RiverLink is conducting the first phytoremediation of a junk yard in WNC, possibly the state, using plants inoculated with a bacteria developed from the VOC’s contaminates in the soil to vacuum the soil (nature healing nature).
We are reclaiming the riverfront with your help one greenway, one Brownfield, one historic building at a time. Lots more to read about here…
Call us to find out more at 828-252-8474, ext 16.
Photo Credit: www.citizen-times.com