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HUNTINGTON — A local expert stressed Wednesday the importance of brownfields projects for communities throughout West Virginia while testifying before a congressional committee.

He said brownfields projects as small as building a fire department in Huntington or as big as cleaning up an industrial waste site along the Ohio River can make major impacts on their communities.

McKenna Horsley is a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch, covering local government in Huntington and Cabell County. Follow her on Twitter @Mckennahorsley.

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