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Environmental Health

Petroleum Brownfields Resource Center

Nationwide, federal and state brownfields programs are striving to assess, clean up, and redevelop brownfields and vacant properties. However, implementation challenges continue to inhibit the success of these programs, and petroleum brownfields have especially lagged behind their hazardous waste counterparts in terms of the attention received and the degree of revitalization that has taken place. Recent policy developments and initiatives represent the way forward to a world where redeveloped formerly-abandoned and contaminated properties are the anchor for newly revitalized communities.

Through Overcoming Obstacles to the Redevelopment of Petroleum Brownfields and Other Vacant Properties, ELI is collaborating with EPA to educate policymakers on practices and approaches for promoting the cleanup and sustainable redevelopment of petroleum brownfields and other vacant properties. This resource center is dedicated to providing resources for maximizing the effectiveness of brownfield and vacant property redevelopment programs, leading to increased community-driven redevelopment and sustainable redevelopment of vacant properties.

Resources:

Past Events:

    • November 15-16, 2010 — “Colorado Brownfields Conference.” (Golden, CO).

      • Speaker Bios and Session Descriptions

    • May 18-19, 2010 — “Overcoming Barriers to the Redevelopment of Petroleum Brownfields and Other Vacant Properties: The Wisconsin Approach.” (Milwaukee, WI).