1999 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: "Dan Durett" <ddurett@oncon.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 14:03:00 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: Re: Need to research

Caution id ok, but the historical record is there, both oral and primary
source data.  The need is to locate person/s capable of conducting the

-----Original Message-----
From: Raymond P Scattone <rayscatt@UDel.Edu>
To: cpeo-brownfields@igc.org <cpeo-brownfields@igc.org>
Date: Tuesday, March 02, 1999 3:13 PM
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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