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The EPA Brownfields Program

Any opinions expressed in this article are the views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The EPA Brownfields Program grew from a single grant in 1993 into a nationally-recognized initiative that has helped change the way people think about land. Uncertainty about cost and responsibility for cleaning up contamination left hundreds of thousands of properties across the country orphaned and blighted. The EPA’s Brownfields Program has been a major player in helping to turn brownfields problems into redevelopment opportunities. By providing financial and technical support, the EPA has championed cleanup and reuse, supporting local efforts to revitalize their brownfields. The EPA’s investment in brownfields, around $700 million since 1993, has leveraged more than $5 billion in cleanup and redevelopment funding, generated more than 25,000 cleanups and assessed more than 4,300 properties. The EPA’s evolving role in brownfields has been reflected…Log In to Read Full Article

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