2000 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: msjones@igc.org
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 18:19:30 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: Re: [CPEO-BIF] Brownfield estimates

Dear Alheli,

You had asked about the number of estimated brownfields nationwide.

"The federal government estimates that there are between 250,000 and
600,000 brownfields properties in the U.S., most located in economically
distressed areas."

"In recent years, officials at EPA have provided these estimates, as well
as a General Accounting Office Report from 1987, but they have not been
confirmed.  See also report of teh National Environmental Policy Institute,
n.d. States vary in their definitions and the way they count brownfields.
However, newspaper articles in the Washington Post and elsewhere over the
past two years consistently use these figures." [footnote 2, p 9]

from 'Community Revitalization and Public Health:  Issues, Roles and
Relationship for Local Public health Agencies', The National Association of
County and City Health Officials, Washington, DC (June 2000), pp 2 & 9.


Michael Stanley-Jones 
Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
San Jose, California

At 03:52 PM 8/31/2000 -0700, CPEO Moderator wrote:
>[Original message from: "Alheli banos" <alhelib@greenlining.org>]
>Please respond directly to her or to the newsgroup.
>Hello everyone,
>The California Treasurer's Office has estimates for brownfields in CA,
>119,000 I believe.
>Does anyone have or know of estimated brownfields nationwide?
>Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
>Alheli Banos
>Program Manager
>The Greenlining Institute
>To read CPEO's archived Brownfields messages visit

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Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
International Campaign for Responsible Technology
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