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FIVE RCRA BROWNFIELDS PREVENTION PILOTS CHOSEN

EPA today announced the selection of five pilot
projects to showcase the combined use of RCRA cleanup
reforms and Brownfields tools to encourage cleanup and
reuse. The selected pilots proposed the field testing of
innovative approaches such as leveraging state funds for
demolition, using multiple legal authorities to deal with a
bankrupt site and community involvement in future land use
decision-making. The RCRA Brownfields Prevention Initiative
responds to concerns raised by cities, industries and
communities who have recently begun emphasizing the
importance of looking beyond Superfund to address issues at
brownfields sites in a more comprehensive manner.  Under
this new initiative, EPA's goal is to help state and local
governments and site owners to adopt integrative approaches
to cleanups and to sustain future reuse of properties
subjected to cleanup obligations under RCRA. EPA has
internally allocated additional resources that pursue
holistic approaches to expedited cleanups that protect
public health and the environment. The second round of
pilots includes: Pharmacia & Upjohn Company, North Haven,
Connecticut; Union Carbide Caribe Inc., Guayanilla, Puerto
Rico; Safety-Kleen, Muskegon Heights, Michigan; BP
Refinery, Wood River, Illinois; and Milt Adams, Inc.,
Denver, Colorado. For more information, visit:
www.epa.gov/brownfields.

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For more information, visit the Resource Conservation and
Recovery Act (RCRA) Brownfields Initiative page at:
www.epa.gov/brownfields/ rcrabf.htm/


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