Tag: Environmental Protection Agency

Brownfields Aren’t Just a ‘Big City’ Problem

By Scott Wilson What is a Brownfield? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a brownfield as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” In simpler terms, it’s a vacant or underused site, seen as a community eyesore,… Read More »

What’s the Cost of Not Fixing a Brownfield? Plenty

You’ve probably heard the term before: brownfield. What is a brownfield, beyond just, well, a brown field? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a brownfield is a blighted property whose redevelopment may be complicated by real or perceived environmental contaminants. In other words, brownfields are community eyesores that need to be cleaned up. And that… Read More »