|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 10 Apr 2010 12:30:49 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Washington County, Maine|
Washington County gets federal grants to identify contaminated sites by Craig Idlebrook Working Waterfront (ME) April 2010The Washington County Council of Governments recently won two grants totaling $400,000 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to identify brownfield sites in the county for cleanup. The council is beginning to sift through potential sites for testing, favoring land that has the most potential for redevelopment.
Brownfields are sites with soil that has been contaminated from past use. In the Downeast region, brownfields often are associated with sites that housed seafood processing factories and old garages, says Jeremy Gabrielson, senior planner for the Washington County Council of Governments (WCCOG). Often, these sites are located in prime downtown locations and slow downtown redevelopment.
"It could be an old cannery that used lead soldering for the sardine cans... or a significant amount of asbestos in an old building," Gabrielson says. "You're going to find these sites anywhere throughout the country."
... For the entire article, see http://www.workingwaterfront.com/online-exclusives/Washington-County-gets-federal-grants-to-identify-contaminated-sites/13726/ -- 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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