Environmental reclamation

  • As part of an agreement with the State, Shell invested $80 million in environmental work to repurpose an industrial site under Act 2 guidelines
  • Much of that $80 million was spent to manage the site’s water emissions profile and prevent the historical runoff into the Ohio River


  • Moved 7.2 million cubic yards-plus of fill to cover entire site with average 7 feet, up to 14 feet in most areas
  • Built culverts and added barriers to prevent contamination from reaching streams, river and groundwater. Installed groundwater wells and other monitoring measures


  • Restored wetlands in watershed
  • Revegetating riverbank with native species, stabilize banks


  • Control all rainwater onsite
  • Working closely with regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with all requirements