|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||10 Jan 2007 21:16:23 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Galveston, Texas incinerator site|
Plan eases land cleanup rules By Leigh Jones Galveston Daily News (TX) January 10, 2007GALVESTON - The two yellow brick towers of the city's old incinerator site peek over the Broadway tree line, a reminder to city leaders that the property still has something to offer island residents.
Sandwiched between the commercial center housing Target and Home Depot and the new county justice center, the 2-acre site north of Interstate 45 is a prime redevelopment location.
But it also is one of the city's most severely contaminated properties.The gallons of petroleum and hydrocarbons that have seeped into the soil through the years have hindered redevelopment because the toxic mess is expensive to clean up.
Anxious to encourage new building on the site and others like it, the Galveston City Council is considering implementing a new Texas Commission on Environmental Quality designation that limits the amount of cleanup developers must do before beginning a new project.
... For the entire article, see http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=19b43927b7c557e8 -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/brownfields
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