By Keith Henn, PG, Chris Pike, PE, William Wright, PE. Betty Li, PhD
“That land doesn’t mean anything to you?” In “Gone with the Wind,” Scarlett O’Hara learned that “land’s the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying
for, because it’s the only thing that lasts.” What if a vacant, blighted swath of land, regardless of ownership, could be
transformed into a dream home, a beautiful park, or a business? In this
article, we are going to walk you through state-of-the-art remediation
strategies and technologies that clean up contaminants and make brownfield
Redevelopment may increase local tax bases, facilitate job growth, utilize
existing infrastructure through the improvement of the environment;
consequently it provides greater protection of human health. This process also
faces key challenges including management of environmental liability, and
technical and financial barriers for cleanup.
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