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Brownfield

The designation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for existing facilities or sites that are abandoned, idled, or otherwise underused real property where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination that needs to be cleaned up before the site can be used again. Examples are former dry-cleaning establishments and gas stations. The use of brownfields typically reduces land cost by using land that is less desirable. However, lower land costs must be balanced against the cost of any required remediation and possible health risks to residents. The EPA sponsors an initiative to help mitigate these health risks and return the facility or land to renewed use. Many green guidelines and standards provide points for building in brownfield areas.
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Brownfields revolving loan funds provide funding for loans and grants to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites.
To bust the brownfield trap, cities are getting proactive.
And research suggests brownfield sites are not just good for people but provide "habitat mosaics" for wildlife.
Now distributed primarily via satellite, Brownfield Ag News provides 46 news, commentary, market and weather programs daily, two Saturday reports, and another nine daily programs produced specifically for distribution on wireless mobile devices and known as Brownfield Mobile.
Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith launched the Office of Environmental Remediation's Brownfield Incentive Grant (BIG) Program in a speech at the New York City Brownfield Partnership's annual Big Apple Brownfield Award Ceremony held at the New York University Law School.
Issues for consideration in brownfield redevelopment are documented in the literature.
And if the state's brownfields redevelopment environmentalists and enthusiasts have their way, soon the country will also celebrate brownfields redevelopment in the month of November.
Local health departments (LHD) are eligible for both EPA Brownfield grants and U.
Communities in 43 states, plus Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, were awarded more than $74 million in brownfields grants by the U.
9) As a leading study pointed out, "[e]ach brownfield redevelopment decision can trigger a variety of concerns related to the long-term vision of a community, threats to public health and nature, economic livelihoods, social equity, and public participation.