Benefits of Solar on Brownfields

ELLA WYNN | February 13, 2019

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The Environmental Protection Agency designates brownfields as “a property with the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant” (EPA). Common examples of brownfields include capped landfills, industrial sites with historically poor waste management and manufacturing facilities with hazardous chemical waste. The nation’s history of heavy industry, involving oil refineries and manufacturing facilities, has resulted in numerous designated brownfields within certain regions.

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