|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 26 Aug 2009 13:54:39 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Bridgeport, Connecticut|
Brownfields ForeverBridgeport has loads of contaminated industrial sites that defy development, but city officials are diligently chipping away at the challenge of making them useful again
By Daniel D'Ambrosio Fairfield County Weekly (CT) August 27, 2009On a recent muggy summer afternoon, I took a tour of Bridgeport brownfields with Ed Lavernoich, the city's deputy director of planning and economic development. Before we left, we pored over a city map, plotting the former industrial sites that make up the city's brownfields as Lavernoich grew more and more animated about the challenge of dealing with the contamination left behind.
..."Nobody has more far-reaching or greater magnitude of problems with brownfields than Bridgeport," says Lavernoich. "It's kind of amazing how much the problem of urban brownfields impacts so many aspects of American life, everything from poverty and public health to the destruction of natural habitat because people wanted to avoid these problems in the inner city."
... For the entire article, see http://www.fairfieldweekly.com/article.cfm?aid=14287 -- 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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