Frequent Questions

What is a brownfield?

brownfield is any land in the United States that is abandoned, idled, or under used because redevelopment and/or expansion is complicated by environmental contamination that is either real or perceived.  Brownfields differ from Superfund sites in the degree of contamination.  Superfund sites pose a real threat to human health and/or the environment.  Brownfields, on the other hand, do not pose serious health or environmental threat.  Instead they represent an economic or social threat, since they prevent development and therefore stifle local economies.

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