Land Remediation: A Case Study in Phytoremediation

Over the past couple of decades we have polluted a lot of large scale urban areas due to contamination. These sites which are deemed by both social and governmental organizations are called Brownfields. A Brownfield is defined as such by the EPA: “A former industrial or commercial site where future use is affected by real or perceived environmental contamination.’ Each year the EPA grants specific funds to organizations, states, and governments which is awarded not necessarily by severity of conditions but rather opportunity for growth. This year alone the state of Georgia only received $200,000 in awards towards Brownfield development.

The EPA’s Brownfield program is intended to broaden the integration of economic and environmental priorities, but it’s program still has so many limitations. So, how can we exhibit and new method of remediation that coincides with that statement of the EPA

Simple, we provide a safe, healthy, cost efficient, a social interactive place. Considering most of these Brownfield sites are rather large post-industrial sites, it becomes a great catalyst to show local governments, local residents, and then the larger scope spectators that this waste does not just have to be sent to land fill. The goal would be to provide a case study of land remediation in which local governments, local residents, and then larger establishments learn and practice from.

 

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