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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.  Brownfield sites include all "real property" including residential, as well as industrial commercial properties. The law further defines the term "brownfield site" to include a site that is "contaminated by a controlled substance . . .; is contaminated by petroleum or a petroleum product excluded from the definition of 'hazardous substance' . . .; is mine-scarred land."

Brownfield Advantages

Citizen's Guide (English)
Citizen's Guide (Spanish)


Images of successful sites; Commercial Reuse at 1 Powder Hill Road in Lincoln, Woonasquatucket Greenway, Thames Street Landing, Heritage Harbor Museum, Display World on Metacom Avenue, and the Train Station at Green Airport. For descriptions follow the See Success Stories link below.

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Targeted Brownfields Assessment

Attention all municipalities, non-profit organizations, & Indian tribes!!!

How would you like a free environmental assessment from the RIDEM & EPA for your brownfields site?
Click here to learn more!!!

Brownfields Competitive Site Assessment Grant Opportunities

last updated: 11/19/14

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