Vacated Kokomo GM Site Remediation Could Begin

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Preliminary work to clean up a site that was home to automotive manufacturing for more than 70 years could get underway next week. The Kokomo Tribune reports The RACER Trust is planning to invest more than $7 million into the project. You can read a full description of the Howard County property by clicking here.

The RACER Trust is an organization that prepares and re-markets abandoned former General Motors sites.

A RACER Trust official tells the paper it is looking to excavate the bad soil and combine it with lime to cause a reaction that would disperse contaminants.

The facility was demolished in 1993 and was originally erected by Apperson Brothers Automobile Co. in 1915.

It served as a GM Delco circuit board manufacturing facility from the mid-1950s until 1991

Sources: The Kokomo Tribune, The RACER Trust