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February 2011


February 10, 2011 | Posted by Daggan, Clinton | Permalink

Remediating brownfields can involve any combination of excavation, waste disposal at landfills, incineration of waste, and capping, in addition to institutional controls (i.e., restrictive declarations, environmental easements).  Recent policy guidance from the Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) and a bill proposed by the New York City Council, however, indicate a preference for utilizing more sustainable remediation methods in the area of contaminated site cleanups.  Remediating brownfields using sustainable methods can help lower the cost of the cleanup and can also be funded through grants made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“ARRA”) and other brownfield cleanup grant programs.

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