21 Sep '11, 2pm

How cleanup and redevelopment of city brownfields reduces pollution

How cleanup and redevelopment of city brownfields reduces pollution

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has released a comprehensive research report demonstrating that redevelopment of contaminated industrial sites in inner cities brings substantial environmental benefits. The agency studied 163 brownfield sites in five cities, comparing their impacts with those of sites where development was likely to go had the brownfields not been available. For over 90 percent of the sites, the brownfield locations were found to have superior environmental performance compared to the alternative locations. In particular, brownfield redevelopment was found to produce 32-57 percent less carbon dioxide and other air pollutant emissions per capita relative to conventional development. Stormwater runoff for the redevelopment sites was determined to range 43-60 percent less than the conventional greenfield alternatives. All of the sites had been clea...

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