State officials have signed an agreement to clean up a former Superfund site near Charlotte. The deal is part of a project to create an eco-industrial park on a nearly 670-acre site. The site was once home to a former textile complex. Governor Pat McCrory says the agreement will launch the development of the region's largest eco-industrial park, called ReVenture West.
"This is a very exciting announcement for me, because myself and many others have been part of a team for the past 20 years, trying to clean up dirty land and dirty water," says McCrory.
McCrory says the park will include businesses devoted to alternative energy research and recycling. It will also include a 177-acre conservation easement that will help extend a well-used trail in the area.