Title: Technical Approaches to Characterizing and Cleaning up Brownfields Sites:Pulp and Paper Mills 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2002 
Availability: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2002) Technical Approaches to Characterizing and Cleaning up Brownfields Sites:Pulp and Paper Mills. EPA/625/R-02/006 
Author 1/Producer: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.epa.gov/ordntrnt/ORD/NRMRL/pubs/625r02006/625R020 ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
 
Short description: Many communities across the country have brownfields sites, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines as abandoned, idle, and under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination. Concerns about liability, cost, and potential health risks associated with brownfields sites may prompt businesses to migrate to 'greenfields' outside the city. Left behind are communities burdened with environmental contamination, declining property values, and increased unemployment. The EPA established the Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Initiative to enable states, site planners, and other community stakeholders to work together in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields sites. 
Link to Organisation(s): EPA Environmental Protection Agency
 
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 10/10/2006