EPA to honor SCE&G, Charleston for park cleanup

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Federal officials this week will honor the City of Charleston and the South Carolina Electric and Gas Company for their roles in the cleanup and redevelopment of Calhoun Park.

Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will present an Excellence in Site Reuse award at 11 a.m. Thursday in Liberty Square.

The award was created to recognize "those who have gone above and beyond in supporting the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative through outstanding efforts when redeveloping a Superfund Site," according to a news release from the EPA.

SCE&G and Charleston will be recognized for the cleanup and redevelopment of a former manufactured gas plant at the Calhoun Park Area Site.

Liberty Square is the site of the Fort Sumter National Monument Visitor Education Center and the South Carolina Aquarium.