Conn. tries new cleanups at dirty industrial sites

Jul 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Pollution

A brownfield is a property that has been polluted, typically by manufacturing or industrial use decades ago, and is considered for redevelopment for a new use.

Connecticut’s new law, designed to promote economic development, requires property owners to pay into the fund 5 percent of the land’s value. The recently enacted state budget also includes $50 million over two years to help pay for brownfields cleanup.

Increased funding is a break from the past when brownfield development went begging for money.

Read more here: Conn. tries new cleanups at dirty industrial sites – Forbes.com.

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