Latest Brownfield land Stories

2008-09-10 21:00:13

By FROM STAFF REPORTS A team of West Virginia University researchers was expected to announce today that they've received a $550,000 award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a project aimed at turning abandoned mine land into fields that produce switchgrass and other biofuels. The announcement was expected during the 2008 West Virginia Brownfields Conference in Huntington. Previously mined land qualifies as brownfields - properties that were previously used for...

2008-09-10 15:00:16

By DIANA BOWLEY; OF THE NEWS STAFF DOVER-FOXCROFT - After a nearly 19-year wait, entrepreneur Charles MacArthur of Sangerville could rid himself of property he owns that contains soil contaminated by a former tannery operation that closed in the 1970s. Selectmen on Monday briefly discussed the property, which has more than 10 years of outstanding taxes due. "There's a lot of usable property there," Selectman Elwood Edgerly said Monday of the approximately 36-acre parcel. Edgerly said...

2008-09-05 06:00:19

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Torrent Power Limited (BOM:532779) (Ahmedabad, Gujarat) has announced plans to generate 8,600 megawatts (MW) of power by setting up new greenfield and brownfield projects. The completion of the new projects is expected to catapult Torrent Power to the league of the country's top power companies such as National Thermal Power Corporation (Delhi), Tata Power Company Limited (BOM:500400) (Mumbai) and Reliance Power Limited...

2008-09-01 09:00:15

By Jared Page Deseret News The signs are weathered and rusting, and their warning is outdated. "Caution," they read. "Waste containment site." Yet no danger lurks beyond the signs and the forbidding barbed wire-topped, chain-link fence to which they're affixed -- aside from the occasional skinned knee or elbow of a skateboarder. Today, the handful of signs on the northern border of Rosewood Park is the only visual evidence of the unlined sludge pit where oil companies disposed of acidic...

2008-09-01 03:00:11

By Harris, Linda A $200,000-federal brownfields grant will allow the city of Weirton to get rid of an old grade school that has fallen into disrepair since its doors closed more than a decade ago. The 80-year-old Cove School, abandoned in 1991, was riddled with contaminants, including asbestos, and over the years had been targeted by vandals, City Manager Gary DuFour said. Though various ideas had been suggested for salvaging the property - at one point, for instance, city officials had...

2008-08-28 15:00:42

By SCOTT FALLON, STAFF WRITER The heavily contaminated Honeywell International Inc. campus in Teterboro will be cleaned up under a major redevelopment project to build a warehouse and distribution center on the site near Teterboro Airport. ProLogis, a $30 billion international real estate developer, has signed an agreement with the state Department of Environmental Protection to remediate the 63 acres off Industrial Avenue. Although specific plans have not yet been made public, ProLogis...

2008-08-23 03:00:18

The Kinnickinnic River will get a $22 million cleanup using funds from the federal government and the state of Wisconsin, officials said. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the project calls for the removal of about 170,000 cubic yards of sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) along a a 2,000-foot section of the river on the south side of Milwaukee. The EPA said $14.3 million will come from the Great Lakes Legacy Act fund....

2008-08-17 15:00:15

By Leslie H. Dixon NORWAY - The results of the second phase of an environmental study of the old corn canning factory on Lake Road will be revealed next month, but early indications show there may be no significant hazards. "There's nothing too ominous on any of the sites," said Janet Pelletier from the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments. A $200,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant was awarded in 2005 for the testing of five potentially hazardous sites, including the corn shop...

2008-08-15 00:00:20

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded $200,000 to the Oklahoma Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians in a cooperative agreement to assist, develop, and implement Brownfields job training. EPA personnel will work with tribal members to monitor and ensure a successful training process on environmental issues. Originally published by Journal Record Staff. (c) 2008 Journal Record - Oklahoma City. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-14 15:00:35

The University of Rhode Island and the towns of Narragansett and South Kingstown will pay almost $3 million to clean up the onetime industrial disposal site at the old West Kingston dump, under the terms of a deal announced this week by two federal agencies. The consent decree, which must be approved by U.S. District Court, Providence, builds on previous cleanup work and negotiations under the federal Superfund law that date to the discovery in 1989 of drums of industrial waste at one of...

Latest Brownfield land Reference Libraries

2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

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