EPA Urged To Rethink Longstanding Approach To Brownfields Cleanups

December 23, 2021
As EPA prepares to distribute billions of dollars of cleanup funds under the bipartisan infrastructure law, supporters of brownfields cleanups and a key Democratic lawmaker are urging the agency to rethink its long-running practice of requiring cleanup only to levels required to meet future land use needs, saying a new approach is needed to prevent polluting facilities from locating on remediated sites near environmental justice (EJ) communities. During a Dec. 16 webinar sponsored by the National Brownfields Coalition, Rep. Dan...

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