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Brownfields are real property, where the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties takes development pressures off of undeveloped, open land, and both improves and protects the environment. Since its inception in 1995, EPA's Brownfield Cleanup Program has grown into a proven, results-oriented program that has changed the way contaminated property is perceived, addressed, and managed. As part of its mission to protect human health and the environment, the U.S. EPA is dedicated to revitalizing all types of contaminated land to productive economic and green space use.
Brownfields grants continue to serve as the foundation of EPA's Brownfields Program. These grants support revitalization efforts by funding environmental assessment, cleanup, and job training activities.
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The DEC's Division of Environmental Remediation is committed to informing and involving the public during the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites being addressed under the State's various remedial programs. As a Contaminated Sites Email Listserv member, you will periodically receive site-related information/announcements for all contaminated sites in the counties you select.