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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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

  • ENSR publishes new brownfields remediation manual

    ENSR has published a new Brownfields Remediation Manual that details current strategies for cost-effective remediation of brownfields. Brownfields are idle, unused or abandoned commercial and industrial properties in urban settings with a legacy of contaminated soil, sediments or groundwater. ENSR, part of AECOM, is a leading global environmental services provider. The new ENSR manual ...


    By AECOM

  • 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 ...

  • 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 cities. Brownfields are abandoned or underutilized properties where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by either real or perceived environmental contamination. As a result, Brownfields present a major challenge for both small and large cities - primarily due to the lack ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • New framework to assess brownfield development potential

    Researchers have proposed a new framework to assess the potential for redeveloping large contaminated brownfield sites. The framework applies a range of spatial assessment methods to analyse remediation costs, economic value and the sustainability of different land-use types, and to recommend suitably mixed land-use options for redevelopment. Redeveloping brownfields can address health, ...

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