Tag: Brownfields

Brownfields are property where the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of the property may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of contamination. Explore pages tagged with “brownfields” below.

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DEQ Helps Utah Cities Address Polluted Properties

To help communities assess and clean up sites contaminated by hazardous waste and petroleum, DEQ provides assistance seeking U.S. EPA Brownfields grants. This year, Salt Lake County, Murray, Spanish Fork City and Green River are vying for federal money to help clean up blighted properties.

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Cleanup Success at Ogden’s Swift Building

For 100 years, the Ogden Swift Building was used as a meatpacking plant, warehouse for surplus military items and a chemical manufacturer. To clean up the property, DEQ used a host of tools to bring it back into economic use.

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Petroleum Brownfields Program

“Brownfields” is the term used to describe property where reuse or redevelopment is complicated due to known or perceived environmental contamination. These properties are often difficult to revitalize, which can stall economic growth due to fear of liability or a lack of funding to investigate or cleanup. There are several types of brownfields depending on …

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A Little Detective Work: Investigating Sites for Contamination

The CERCLA Branch in the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) performs site investigations of potentially contaminated sites within the State of Utah to determine whether or not they pose a threat to human health and the environment and should be included on the federal Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).

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Brownfields Program

Brownfields are property where the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of the property may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of contamination. Learn more about DEQ’s involvement with brownfields here.

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Cows to Commerce: DEQ Cleanup Program Helps Ogden Develop Business Exchange

By Joe Katz Ogden has a long history as a railroad hub. At one point, the local chamber of commerce’s motto was, “You can’t get anywhere without coming to Ogden.” Its location along the original Transcontinental Railroad brought the industry and commerce that easy access to rail provides. Ogden still has significant rail traffic, but …

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DEQ: Brownfields Cleanup Gives Centro Civico Cause for Celebration

By Donna Kemp Spangler Brandy Farmer, president of Centro Civico Mexicano, knows how to throw a party – or more precisely a press conference. On November 29, 2016, the Centro Civico community center was overflowing with excitement. Dancers from Ballet Folklorico de las Americas performed on stage, twirling their colorful dresses. Authentic Mexican tacos were …

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