1999 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Raymond P Scattone <rayscatt@UDel.Edu>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 12:01:00 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: Re: Brownfield to NPL - Need for Caution

> Emery Graham wrote:
> > Has anyone considered the process of implementing the brownfield
> > assessment process; the searching of the historical record, deed and
> > title searches, reviewing old maps. The primary outcome from this
> > process is the discovery of likely candidates for more indepth
> > assessment and site testing for the presence of hazardous materials
> > that
> >
> > the historical research suggested might exist.

	Emery---this is Ray.  You might also consider that in some areas
those histories are relatively hard to come by.  In certain cases,
communities have had to rely more on the knowledge that community
residents possess of their communities to begin a listing of brownfields
sites.  An excellent example of this is New Orleans.  
	In those cases community involvement is the MOST efficient means
of trying to initially assess brownfields porperties---with testing to
follow.  Moreover, by relying on the unique knowledge that community
residents possess---it establishes a basis for them to have a say in other
activities related to the brownfields process.

take care

> > Shreveport, LA did this for their EPA brownfields assessment pilot.

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