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EPA’s Brownfields Program Increases Opportunities for Construction Projects Nationwide

Brownfields refer to properties which remain undeveloped and unused; run-down properties that have remained unchanged for years; or properties that have not seen progress or development due to soil, groundwater, and actual building material contamination.

EPA estimates over 450,000 brownfields across the country ripe for redevelopment. This year, nearly 100 applicants from New England applied for Brownfields grants – 11 were awarded grants in MA. With continued federal funding for envrionmental cleanup of brownfields, hundreds of thousands of previously unusable sites may become ripe for redevelopment.

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