Waste Site Cleanup & Reuse in New England
What's New: June-July 2014
In this Issue
- EPA Awards $17.5 Million to Clean Up Brownfield Sites in New England
- EPA Announces $3.6 Million Environmental Job Training Grants
- Upcoming Sustainability Series Webinars - Hosted by the Redevelopment Institute (June 27; July 25; September 26)
- National Disaster Resilience Competition
- Introducing Mark Lewis, the New CT Brownfields Coordinator
- Just Released: Guide to Redeveloping Commercial Vacant Properties
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EPA Announces $3.6 Million in Environmental Job Training Grants to Provide Unemployed Residents with Job Opportunities Cleaning Up and Reducing Pollution Nationwide
July 25, 2014 – RE-Powering America's Land: An Update on EPA's Initiative
With Adam Klinger, Senior Analyst at U.S. EPA's RE-Powering America's Land Initiative
September 26, 2014 – Contaminant Uptake in Food Crops grown on Brownfield Sites
With Dr. Ganga Hettiarachchi and Dr. Sabine Martin.
The competition will support innovative resilience projects at the local level while encouraging communities to adopt policy changes and activities that plan for the impacts of extreme weather and climate change and rebuild affected areas to be better prepared for the future.
Meet the New CT Brownfields Coordinator: Mark Lewis
Mr. Mark Lewis was recently named as DEEP’s Brownfields Coordinator. In this role, Mark works with municipalities, developers, property owners, the US Environmental Protection Agency, other state agencies and other partners to facilitate cleanup of Brownfield sites throughout Connecticut, and return those sites to productive use. Prior to becoming DEEP’s Brownfields Coordinator, Mark worked in DEEP’s Remediation Division for twenty years as an Environmental Analyst on sites ranging from small drycleaners to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Mark has also worked as an environmental consultant focusing on assessment and remediation of contaminated properties, as a land surveyor, and as a hydrologic technician for the Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey. Mark is also a member of DEEP’s Interstate Wildfire Crew, which responds to wildfires throughout the United States.