Landfill money to go toward factory cleanup

Posted by Christi Reynard email

CONNERSVILLE, IN (FOX19) - $500,000 heading to a small Indiana town, to help rehabilitate a vacant factory where a startup company wants to build high-tech police cars.

Carbon Motors hopes to create more than 1,000 jobs at the old Visteon plant.

The money is left over from a from a landfill cleanup project.

A federal judge decided Tuesday the former landfill is now stable, and allowed the money to be transferred to cleanup the former Visteon site.

The $500,000 is about one-eighth of the $4 million estimated cost of the project.  Connersville also plans to use $350,000 from the trust fund to redevelop the landfill site, perhaps turning it into a park.

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