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What is a brownfield site?
Brownfield sites usually occur in areas where the demand for land is high. They’re often “dirty,” abandoned, and obsolete manufacturing plants located on large parcels of land in the middle of urban centers. While such properties may have an A-plus location, the land itself will be underutilized.
When is the Brownfields Program in Oklahoma City?
December 8-11, 2021 in Oklahoma City. Learn more! EPA’s Brownfields Program provides grants and technical assistance to communities, states, tribes and others to assess, safely clean up and sustainably reuse contaminated properties.
What is the EPA Brownfields Program?
Brownfields EPA’s Brownfields Program provides grants and technical assistance to communities, states, tribes and others to assess, safely clean up and sustainably reuse contaminated properties. To learn about EPA’s broader efforts to put previously contaminated properties back into productive use, read about our Land Revitalization Program.
A brownfield site, also referred to as “brownfield land” or simply “brownfield,” is a commonly used term in urban planning.
What is the Broadmead area?
When the old shopping district of Castle Street and Wine Street was heavily damaged in the Bristol Blitz, it was decided to redevelop the Broadmead area as the main shopping district of the city. Rebuilding began in 1950.
What are the different types of brownfields?
Petroleum sites are the most common types of brownfield. These sites house petroleum in underground storage tanks that are prone to leakage and contaminate groundwater and soil. Fortunately, petroleum sites are remediable. They are usually less expensive and faster to clean than the other types of brownfields.
How long does it take to reclaim a brownfield site?
A FUDS property is a challenging brownfield site to reclaim and the process can take up to eight years. Superfund sites are the most challenging type of brownfields to reclaim. The degree of contamination serves as an immediate health threat to the environment and community.