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A piece of industrial or commercial property that is abandoned or underused and often environmentally contaminated, especially one considered as a potential site for redevelopment.


(Sociology) (modifier) denoting or located in an urban area that has previously been built on: Hampshire has many brownfield developments.


an industrial or commercial site that is idle or underused because of real or perceived environmental pollution.


[ˈbraʊnfiːld] ADJ [site, land] → previamente urbanizado
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Environmental Protection Agency is providing $400,000 to the City of New York to supplement the city s program to clean up contaminated Brownfields properties throughout the city.
25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Brownfields are previously developed sites that have fallen into disuse.
Steven says: "I very rapidly came to realise that the best brownfields in areas like Warwickshire and Coventry, where I worked in the 1990s, were as good as the best ancient woodlands nearby, and required the same levels of protection.
The city last week unveiled a program to provide cash incentives that will encourage the cleanup of brownfields.
Redeveloping brownfields remaining from Worcester's industrial past is held as a critical strategy for the future of this city in central Massachusetts.
And if the state's brownfields redevelopment environmentalists and enthusiasts have their way, soon the country will also celebrate brownfields redevelopment in the month of November.
Returning brownfields to greenfields should be our focus on revitalizing the legacy of old industrial properties.
EPA's Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, where she leads activities to link brownfields cleanup, redevelopment, and long-term stewardship with improving public health and the environment.
Communities in 43 states, plus Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, were awarded more than $74 million in brownfields grants by the U.
3) The ink is barely dry on the 2002 CERCLA amendment that promises to reduce the risk of federal liability for brownfields developers.
The town will be able to use the funds to inventory, characterize, assess and conduct planning and community involvement related to brownfields in the area, including old industrial sites along the Hudson River.
The Boston Convention & Exhibit Center is hosting Brownfields 2006, an event co-sponsored by the U.