Question of the Day – Tuesday September 10, 2019

Question – What is a “brownfield?

 

Answer – According to the U.S. EPA, “A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. It is estimated that there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the U.S. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties increases local tax bases, facilitates job growth, utilizes existing infrastructure, takes development pressures off of undeveloped, open land, and both improves and protects the environment.” (https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/overview-epas-brownfields-program; accessed August 2019)