FAQ


  • Q: What is planned at the former Beckjord site?
  • A: Currently, environmental and remediation specialists are in the process of decommissioning the former Beckjord site. The thorough decommissioning and remediation process is anticipated to take between 3-5 years. We are working closely with the Ohio EPA and other local leaders to finalize plans that will allow the site, ultimately, to be re-developed. As those plans are finalized, we will provide updates to the public.
  • Q: Who is Commercial Liability Partners (CLP)?
  • A: Commercial Liability Partners, LLC, a privately held company with offices in St. Louis, Missouri, leads the nation in partnering with clients to divest non-producing commercial assets. With nearly seven decades of combined experience in the business, CLP's approach is the industry’s most comprehensive and effective solution for addressing real estate divestiture. CLP offers an unparalleled commitment to excellence in remedial execution, unique collateralization options and a dedication to the highest level of ethical standards in the industry.
  • Q: When did CLP purchase the Beckjord Power Station?
  • A: CLP’s purchase of the site was announced on February 27, 2018.
  • Q: When was the former Beckjord site retired?
  • A: The site was decommissioned in 2014 by Duke Energy. The former Beckjord site began operating in 1952.
  • Q: When will the environmental cleanup and remediation of the former Beckjord site be completed?
  • A: The environmental cleanup and remediation is estimated to be completed in the next 3-5 years. Once the environmental remediation is complete, a final timeline for the redevelopment will be announced.
  • Q: How is decommissioning defined?
  • A: Decommissioning consists of the removal of equipment and materials, the closure or compliance with permits and the demolition of buildings.
  • Q: How is remediation defined?
  • A: Remediation consists of cleaning up the site to meet federal or state requirements, and preparing the site for redevelopment. Remediation begins with investigating soil and ground water samples to document any contamination. Next, a plan for cleanup is developed and approved by state regulators. The environmental cleanup and remediation is estimated to be completed in the next 3-5 years.
  • Q: How will the remediation of the former Beckjord site affect local residents?
  • A: We do not anticipate any activity at the site will affect local residents. Our goal is to keep residents and stakeholders involved as plans progress at the site. Please contact us above to stay updated.
  • Q: Will the coal ash ponds be removed?
  • A: Current plans for the site include a significant environmental remediation process to ensure the site can be used safely and effectively for future development purposes. CLP will work closely with the Ohio EPA (OEPA) to determine final plans for the site – including the facility and surrounding coal ash ponds – and will provide additional detail as those plans are vetted and approved by EPA.
  • Q: How can we ensure the remediation process meets regulatory requirements?
  • A: CLP will work closely with stakeholders, environmental consultants and state environmental agencies to develop and execute a remediation plan that meets all regulatory requirements.
  • Q: How will the community benefit from the remediation of the former Beckjord site?
  • A: Ultimately, the goal is to develop a comprehensive redevelopment plan that would benefit the community and the state, generating new economic development potential to the former Beckjord site.
  • Q: How can the community remain updated on progress at the site?
  • A: Our goal is to keep residents and stakeholders involved as plans progress at the site. We will do so through regular updates to this website and direct contact with local stakeholders and members of the media. Please contact us here to stay updated.
  • Q: How can local residents share their opinions on the former Beckjord site?
  • A: To maintain open communication with the community, we welcome your feedback. Please contact us here.
  • Q: What re-development opportunities are available at the site?
  • A: The riverfront access and barge traffic convenience make the site ideally suited for new opportunities for redevelopment. Ultimately, the goal is to develop a comprehensive redevelopment plan for the site that would benefit the community and the state by generating new economic development potential to the former Beckjord site.
  • Q: Are there land use restrictions for the site?
  • A: Once the environmental remediation is complete, redevelopment details will be announced.
  • Q: When will plans for redevelopment be announced?
  • A: While final plans are in development, we anticipate the environmental cleanup and remediation of the current site will take place starting this year and be completed in the next 3-5 years. Once the environmental remediation is complete, redevelopment details will be announced.