An abandoned structure in Hancock County is starting to see more action. Currently, a prospect from Georgia is one step closer to moving in.
Officials with the Business Development Corporation continue their work on the former Jimmy Carey Stadium as a light manufacturing company from Georgia gets ready to move in.
Thanks to grant money from the US EPA, two, one underground tanks containing gasoline and diesel have been removed as part of the phase two process.
Marvin Six said receiving this grant was important to speed up and get to the next phase of the process.
“We accomplished two things in one swoop so it condensed the time,” Six said. “If we did not do that, we would have to go through another grant cycle which would be another year and we didn’t want to have to do that.”
In the next step, monitoring wells will be placed around where the tanks were taken out to see if there was any kind of migration from the fuels that were inside the tanks.
Next week, an asbestos survey will be taken from inside of the building and other core samples at the site.