The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a brownfield as “a real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.”
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a brownfield siteas “a real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Georgia Oilmen’s has helped successfully complete brownfield remediation projects by providing environmental site assessments, corrective active plans, tank closures and cost effective remediation strategies.
Many brownfields are previous sites for industrial or commercial uses. Having worked with brownfields across Georgia and Florida, Georgia Oilmen’s Services has successfully led remediation projects that remove toxins from the soil and water on these sites and allow the land to be re-purposed for new business, urban farms, parks and playgrounds and other resources that help build healthy and successful communities. Through brownfield remediation, we can effectively remove high levels of toxins that may include lead, arsenic, hydrochloric acid, zinc compounds and more harmful contaminants.
Advantages of Brownfield Redevelopment
An increasing number of community groups are looking to brownfield remediation as a way to revitalize and improve economic development in their cities. While some developers believe that brownfield remediation is too expensive, various studies have indicated that it provides public, economic and environmental benefits with long-lasting results.Specifically, brownfield remediation does the following:
- Supports smart growth practices by reclaiming underused spaces and promoting new growth in places with existing infrastructure.
- Improves water quality and makes riverfronts more accessible for pedestrians or for recreational purposes.
- Creates new employment opportunities for local residents.
- Supports environmental improvements to adjacent waterways.
- Promotes investment in surrounding properties.
- Preserves historic, culture or other social icons that are important to a community’s identity.
Not only are there many benefits to brownfield remediation, key pieces of legislation also favor many brownfield projects and provide funding to alleviate costs. Georgia Oilmen’s has offices in Lawrenceville, Ga and Jacksonville, Fl. To learn more about how brownfield remediation could provide a much-needed solution for your piece of property, please contact us.
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