|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||21 Oct 2005 17:28:58 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] The Biggest “Brownfield”|
I've combined some of my observations on post-hurricane recovery into a
CPEO Brownfields Brief.|
The Biggest “Brownfield”
Gulf Coast Reconstruction
by Lenny Siegel October, 2005
The recovery of Gulf Coast areas devastated by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, in the late summer of 2005, will be the largest reconstruction project in U.S. history. Evidence thus far shows that many impacted areas, particularly in New Orleans, are contaminated. Pollutants include industrial chemicals, petroleum and other hazardous substances from cars and other common products, and biological wastes. Thus, the Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast has become the nation's largest "Brownfield."
Revitalizing these areas raises many of the same issues that have arisen at smaller Brownfield sites across the country.
* Health Risk and Public Involvement * Redevelopment and Gentrification * Worker Training and Local Hiring * Debris Removal .…
To download this 4-page document as a PDF file, click on http://www.cpeo.org/brownfields/BiggestBrownfield.pdf.
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/brownfields
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