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Environmental Remediation and Brownfields Links

Agencies and organizations

US EPA brownfields and land revitalization site
(brownfields are real property, the expansion, redevelopment, reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant,  contaminant; clean-ups protects environment, reduce blight, take development pressures off greenspaces/working lands; information about Brownfields Law Brownfields Grants Land Revitalization Information Grants & Funding Brownfields Grant Fact Sheet Search Tool Laws & Statutes Success Stories Tools & Technical Information Partnerships Initiatives Land Revitalization Solid Waste and Emergency Response Cleanups in My Community)

US EPA Brownfields and Land Revitalization Technology Support Center
(provides technical support to federal, state, local, and tribal officials for questions related to  use of innovative technologies/strategies for site assessment/cleanup)

Partnership for Sustainable Communities
(HUD, DOT, EPA joint effort to help communities improve access to affordable housing, increase transportation options, transportation costs while protecting the environment; case studies, grants, resources, including those at “Economic Development and Brownfield Redevelopment”)

National Brownfields Association
(dedicated to stimulating responsible redevelopment of brownfields; government, businesses, individuals; great links under these categories: US Federal Agency Resources US State Agency Resources (links to 50 state programs/agencies)  Canada Federal Agency Resources Canada Provincial Agency Resources Urban Planning/Architecture Organizations Environmental Conservation Organizations Municipal, Interstate or Elected Official Organizations Law and Policy Organizations Technical Organizations Development Organizations Eminent Domain)

Ohio Dept. of Development Brownfield Revitalization 
(under Ohio’s Clean Ohio Fund, grants were formerly available to clean-up and revitalize contaminated industrial/commercial sites; training materials, info)

Environmental Law Institute Brownfields Center
(information on cleanup/redevelopment; focus on concerns/needs of community groups; searchable: organizations, resources, tools)

Smart Growth America National Brownfields Coalition
(advocacy, news, Brownfields Leadership Circle)

International City/County Management Association
(brownfields: news, articles, post questions, national conferences)

The Brownfields Toolbox
(provides members of US EPA Brownfields Initiative communities with knowledge/tools to expand environmental job development, education, employment opportunities for community residents)

US EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory
(laboratory for risk management research focused on environmental problem-solving, including “cleaning up communities and advancing sustainable development”: Environmental Technology Verification Risk Management Ecosystem Research Risk Management Land Research Risk Management Sustainable Technologies Research)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
(environmental remediation and water resources program: improve scientific foundation of hydrological, biological,  geochemical processes/interactions relevant to environmental remediation, water resources, energy)

International Atomic Energy Agency
(waste technology/environmental remediation site)