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EPA Brownfields Program Benefits

The Brownfields Program creates many benefits for local communities, as highlighted below. For additional details, read the summary of EPA Brownfields Program Benefits (PDF) (1 pg, 528K, about PDF).

  • Projects leveraged $17.79 per EPA dollar expended
  • Leveraged 90,363 jobs nationwide
  • Can increase residential property values 5.1% - 12.8% near Brownfield sites when cleanup is completed
  • Promotes area-wide planning
  • To learn more about the program's accomplishments, see Brownfields Program Accomplishments

Evaluation of the National Brownfields Program (PDF) (67 pp, 1.51M) Exit EPA Disclaimer

Brownfields are real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties protects the environment, reduces blight, and takes development pressures off greenspaces and working lands. On this site, you can find information about US EPA's Brownfields Program including the Brownfields Law, Brownfields Grants, Land Revitalization Information, and more...

Please email comments on this website to:Brownfields-Web-Comments@epamail.epa.gov

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