Category Archives: Brownfields

Cleaning Up Industrial Waste in Calumet Heights IL

by Danielle Cooperstock for SUST 240 The United States Department of Justice announced on September 3, 2014 on their Office of Public Affairs that a $26 settlement was agreed upon by the federal Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading

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Development Site in Schaumburg is Getting a Facelift

By Monica Thomas for SUST 210* The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has loaned the village of Schaumburg nearly a half-million dollars to clean up a 54-acre site in its industrial region. The loan was provided to the village to insure … Continue reading

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Schaumburg Awarded Brownfield Remediation Grant

One of the hazards of industrial activity is the contamination of soil and groundwater. When operations cease, often these areas (called brownfields) are compromised by pollution and must be cleaned up — a process called environmental remediation. As reported in … Continue reading

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