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From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 17:28:08 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Northwest Quadrant project, New Brighton, Minnesota
New Brighton / City taps state for cleanup funds
Northwest Quadrant delayed partly by pollution problems

Pioneer Press (MN)
February 20/2008

Problems for New Brighton's redevelopment project don't appear to be 
going away anytime soon.

City leaders asked state legislators Wednesday to pitch in $6 million to 
help clean up contaminated land included in the project billed as the 
"Northwest Quadrant." Sen. Satveer Chaudary, DFL-Fridley, introduced 
legislation that would pay for installation of a gas-collection system 
and additional remediation.

The city is redeveloping about 100 acres of land, which sits at the 
northwest corner of Interstates 35W and 694 and is split by Old Highway 
8, for new homes, stores, offices and parks.

The problem rests on the east side of Old Highway 8, which includes a 
former dump site for construction debris, said Grant Fernelius, New 
Brighton community development director. The city acquired the site, 
known as the Miller dump, sometime in the late 1980s or early '90s. The 
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency told the city in 2005 it had to 
install a gas-collection system for the site because of concerns over 
potentially explosive methane, he said.


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Lenny Siegel
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a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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