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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • US$6.3m to return brownfields for productive use

    Sixteen state or local governments are receiving supplemental grants from the US Environmental Protection Agency to help return problem properties to productive use. More than US$6.3 million is being awarded to brownfields cleanup revolving loan fund grantees. Brownfields are sites where expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous ...

  • Recycling America’s land - report on Brownfields redevelopment

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today unveiled a national brownfields report, entitled Recycling America's Land: A National Report on Brownfields Redevelopment (1993 - 2010). This new report estimates the progress 99 cities have made over the past 17 years as it relates to the number of brownfields that have been redeveloped, acres of land reclaimed, new jobs that were created, and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Vapor Intrusion Mitigation System for Brownfield Redevelopment

    The project goal was to redevelop a former factory building creating new retail, restaurant, and office space. A solution needed to be developed to keep any contaminated vapors in the soils from releasing into the occupied building spaces. Space was a premium, so the system needed to protect the building occupants with as small a footprint as possible. MAE2 worked with the consultant prior to the ...

  • Brownfields - Americas largest untapped Urban resource

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today released a national report on the status of Brownfield sites in 150 American ...

  • San Pablo awarded $600,000 in Brownfields grants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the City of San Pablo 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 ...

  • Monterey County awarded $200,000 in Brownfields Grants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Monterey 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 (ARC) grants will give communities ...

  • US$2.6m for brownfields environmental job training

    Thirteen communities in 12 states will share US$2.6 million in job training grants geared toward cleaning up contaminated properties and turning them into productive community assets.  EPA’s Brownfields Program is awarding grants of US$200,000 each to non-profit organizations, workforce investment boards, and state and local governments.  The grants will teach environmental assessment ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

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