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  • BC to establish brownfields fund

    BC Agriculture and Lands Minister Pat Bell today outlined details of a proposed fund to be used to revitalize abandoned and underutilized lands known as brownfields “A $10-million remediation fund will be established to create green opportunities for communities as they revitalize inactive or unused lands. These funds will allow the redevelopment of both Crown and private ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA announces brownfields grants

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Susan Hedman today announced EPA brownfields grants totaling $800,000 to clean up contaminated properties in Madison, Wisconsin. Hedman joined Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp and Madison Mayor Paul Soglin at a brownfield site on East Washington Avenue for the announcement. The City will use these funds to ...

  • Project highlight - Brownfields

    Mid-Atlantic was chosen by the Town of Williamston to help implement their recently awarded $400,000 EPA Brownfields Assessment grant.  Mid-Atlantic staff helped the Town in applying for the grant and was chosen by the Town through a qualifications based selection process.  The project will consist of helping the Town ...

  • Fueling the revitalization of petroleum brownfields

    The abandoned corner gas station can look toward a new life with an action plan that focuses on cleaning up brownfields sites contaminated with petroleum. EPA's plan, 'Petroleum Brownfields Action Plan: Promoting Revitalization and Sustainability,' describes specific actions, new tools, and opportunities for expanding partnerships to foster the reuse of sites. The petroleum brownfields program ...

  • Dates announced for Brownfield Expo 2009

    The UK’s national event for contaminated land and remediation issues, Brownfield Expo (BEX), will take place from May 19-21, 2009 at the NEC Birmingham.Following the success of BEX 2008, publisher and event organiser Faversham House Group has ambitious plans for 2009 commenting, “it is to be the biggest event yet – with more new and exciting initiatives than ever before.”Brownfield Expo brings ...


  • Entec winners at Brownfield Briefing Awards

    Entec has won 'Best Use of a Single Remediation Treatment Technique' at the Brownfield Briefing Remediation Innovation awards. The awards, which are now in their fifth year, aim to recognise best practice in remediation and use of remediation technology throughout the UK. The winning project team, led by Technical Director Ian Evans, won for an enhanced In-situ Anaerobic Biotreatment at an active ...


  • EPA recognizes brownfields progress in Norristown

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today recognized Norristown, Pa. for its efforts to revitalize brownfields sites for future development. “Brownfields initiatives demonstrate how environmental protection and economic development work hand-in-hand,” said EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin. “Once brownfields properties are assessed, cleaned up and redeveloped, ...

  • Triad expedites brownfields redevelopment in Fairbanks

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) used Triad in 2006-2007 to assess environmental conditions at a municipal property along the Chena River in Fairbanks, AK. FNSB accelerated the site investigation as part of a brownfields assessment grant received from the U.S. EPA in 2005. Low-level contamination had been identified onsite in past investigations, but its extent and impact on future ...

  • Philadelphia hosts national brownfields conference

    Philadelphia will host the 14th national brownfields conference April 3-5 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It is the largest, most comprehensive conference in the nation focused on cleaning up and redeveloping abandoned, underutilized, and potentially contaminated properties. Brownfields 2011 will feature EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson as keynote speaker on Monday at 9:45 a.m. ...

  • Oroville awarded $750,000 in Brownfields Grants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the City of Oroville will be one of 171 communities nationwide receiving brownfields funding to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment. The FY14 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) grants will give ...

  • EPA Announces Brownfield Grants for Wausau

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced brownfield grants totaling $400,000 for the City of Wausau, Wisconsin, to assess and clean up contaminated sites. EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman joined Wausau Mayor James Tipple to make the announcement at the Dudley Tower, a redeveloped brownfield site in downtown Wausau. "These brownfield grants will fund assessment and cleanup ...

  • EPA funds greener brownfields projects

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing more than US$500,000 in technical assistance for 16 Brownfields Sustainability Pilots. Assistance will support sustainable activities such as the reuse and recycling of construction and demolition materials, green building and infrastructure design, energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy development, and native ...

  • Nevada Counties awarded $1.2 million in Brownfields Grants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the Northern Nevada Development Authority and Nye County will be one of 171 communities nationwide receiving brownfields funding to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment. The FY14 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup ...

  • West Virginia University selected for EPA brownfields grant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected West Virginia University to receive an estimated $550,000 grant to help identify mine-scarred lands that are suitable for redevelopment into biofuels and other alternative energy production sites. The EPA brownfields grant, -- to be spread over four years -- will be used by the university's water research institute to provide technical ...

  • EPA Announces $600,000 in Brownfields Tribal Assistance Grants

    (Washington, D.C.)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded two grants totaling $600,000 to help Native American tribes redevelop and return contaminated lands to productive use. 'We are pleased to help provide this important training and technical assistance to tribes,' said Susan Bodine, assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. 'This ...

  • Redevelopment of Brownfield Sites Gives Life to Wastelands

    Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced additional Brownfield grants to communities across the country.  This money is coming from more than $76 million in EPA Brownfield investments recently announced by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.   According the Environmental Protection Agency, “Brownfields are real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Announces $600,000 in Brownfields support for City of Tacoma

    Three re-development projects in Tacoma, Washington, will receive a total of $600,000 in Brownfields funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Quickly approaching its 20th anniversary, EPA’s Brownfields Program encourages cleanup and redevelopment of America’s estimated 450,000 Brownfields sites. “Brownfields grants are catalysts for communities,” said Dennis ...

  • Weston Purchases Brownfields Property in Sturbridge, MA

    Untitled Document Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) announced today that it has purchased Sturbridge Industrial Business Park from Corning Netoptix, Inc. a subsidiary of Corning. ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • State Brownfields Practices Challenged in New York

    ALBANY, New York, December 31, 2007 (ENS) - Four environmental groups seeking stronger cleanup standards for brownfield properties are suing the state of New York. Their lawsuit challenges the state's Brownfield Cleanup Program that is intended to encourage the cleanup and redevelopment of the thousands of boarded-up gas stations, decaying factories and other abandoned brownfield sites across ...

  • EPA awards $4 million for Brownfields (IL)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $4 million in assistance to 23 communities, many in under-served and economically disadvantaged areas, to develop area-wide plans for the reuse of brownfields properties. Goshen, Ind., is among the recipients. Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response announced the grants today at an ...

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