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brownfield

An abandoned, idled or underused industrial and commercial property, the reuse or redevelopment of which is complicated by real or perceived contamination. Brownfield sites have received US EPA funding for redevelopment.
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"Brown fields will be the focus despite all the difficulties--acquisition is complex, and cleanup is difficult and expensive," David Fisher says.
Since there is some confusion, and even trepidation, about this area, I thought it useful to discuss what brown fields mean to environmental health.
The BOAs are areas that have a concentration of brown fields and will receive priority state funding.
As the environmental debate has moved from green to brown fields, it is time to add grey buildings to the agenda: a generation of redundant buildings that sit empty and abandoned in the shadow of an apparently relentless new generation of office developments.