brownfield remediation News

  • 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

  • Pittsburgh to Remediate Brownfield at Old Nabisco Plant

    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (ENS) - A $1 million investment from the state of Pennsylvania will help finance a major brownfield redevelopment project on Pittsburgh’s East Side. The money will pay for cleanup of the former Nabisco plant in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty section. It will be spent to help prepare the land for the development of retail and office space, as well as a 120 room ...

  • Brownfield remediation combined with sustainable heating and cooling of buildings

    Pioneering methods used in the Netherlands combine remediation of brownfield sites with the use of groundwater for heat cold storage (HCS, or ATES: Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage) to achieve both low-cost remediation and sustainable use of energy. A new study demonstrates how HCS can be used to help decontaminate groundwater on brownfield sites. In recent years, there has been a major increase ...

  • Grants Provide Opportunities for Remediation Professionals Working on Brownfields

    Recently, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development awarded two grants to cleanup Brownfields in the state.  They included funds for a location in Seymour and another in Shelton that are a part of the $16 million in funds slated for Brownfields recently announced by Connecticut Governor Malloy’s office.   According the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ...

  • Brownfield Organization recognizes Hyder Consulting and REGENESIS with two Coveted Remediation Awards

    Hyder Consulting and REGENESIS Remediation Technologies were pleased   with the recent recognition received at the prestigious Brownfield Briefing Awards held in late October. Together they teamed on a challenging, in-situ bioremediation project which received two coveted industry awards: ‘Best In-Situ Remedial Treatment’ and ‘Best Project Closure/Verification ...


    By Regenesis

  • Antea™Group Brings Remediation Expertise to New York City Brownfield Cleanup Program

    An abandoned gas station at 456 Grand Street in Brooklyn will be redeveloped into a mixed-use, six-story structure in conjunction with the New York City Brownfield Cleanup Program (NYC BCP). The remedial investigation of the 18,250 square foot site, performed by Antea Group, identified required remedial action including excavation of impacted soils to a depth of ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Reterro Expands Team to Enable Rapid Brownfield Redevelopment Through Remedial Certainty and Risk Elimination

    Reterro, Inc., the only vertically integrated Brownfield redevelopment company able to eliminate distressed property liabilities safely and sustainably, announced today two strategic hires to invest in the growth of the company’s Brownfield team. The team’s objective is to identify, acquire and restore contaminated Brownfield properties for reuse without risk of transferring financial ...


    By Reterro, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • WESTON purchases brownfields property in Honolulu, Hawaii

    Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) is a remediation and redevelopment company that specializes in environmentally challenging sites. For more than 50 years, WESTON has produced integrated, sustainable solutions for environmental restoration, property redevelopment, design/build construction, green buildings and clean energy. Dedicated to making a difference in the world, the company’s 1,800 ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • 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

  • Shortlisted for brownfield briefing’s best conceptual design award

    We are proud to be shortlisted for the Best Conceptual Design award at Brownfield Briefing's Remediation Innovation Awards 2010. In its sixth successful year, the Remediation Innovation Awards recognise best practice, hard work and creative solutions applied to projects in the remediation industry. During a large-scale chemical oxidation project, our team reduced project timescales and energy ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Natural decontaminant ClearEarth set for brownfield development use

    Natural decontaminant ClearEarth set for brownfield development use A newly investigated, naturally occurring material represents a significant advance over current decontamination processes. Made from organic matter, ClearEarth is a substance set to revolutionise the treatment of contaminated land and water. The natural alternative to other remediation processes, ClearEarth material ...


    By Zander Corporation

  • NGWA to testify in support of reauthorizing of federal Brownfields Program

    The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) will testify in support of the federal Brownfields Program in a hearing of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment on Wednesday, July 29 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The hearing, “Helping Revitalize American Communities Through the Brownfields Program,” can be viewed live at ...

  • 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 ...

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