|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 27 Jul 2008 18:18:22 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Southeast Iowa|
Program IDs brownfield sites Brownfields offers info on environmental impact. By CHRISTINIA CRIPPES Burlington Hawk Eye (IA) July 27, 2008 Before brownfields were recognized as such, ignorance was bliss.Knowing a property had environmental issues made the owner liable for any cleanup. So property owners afraid of massive costs, chose either to ignore or abandon the property.
Then, in 1995, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency realized its laws were preventing cleanup and possible economic redevelopment.
"So the brownfields funding was developed as a mechanism to spur some assessment activity on these properties without incurring a superfund liability to get them to the point where they could be developed," said John Brimeyer, environmental department manager for Terracon Consulting Engineers and Scientists.
Now, using grant money, regions like southeast Iowa can take advantage of this new, zero-accountability program.
... For the entire article, see http://www.thehawkeye.com/Story/brownfields-072708 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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