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WHAT IS A BROWNFIELD?

A brownfield is a property that is either abandoned, inactive, or may not be operated at its designated usage due to the presence of contamination, hazardous materials, or petroleum that pose a threat to human health and the environment.

Brownfields are common today throughout industrialized countries and are generally present as a result of abandoned factories, petroleum distribution facilities, dry cleaners, transportation hubs, and other industrial/commercial operations.

Brownfields are often unmistakable given the associated blighted appearance although some brownfields may appear as natural fields that may have previously contained a industrial/commercial operation that incurred an adverse environmental impact to the property. While brownfields often present challenges in re-use these underutilized properties are increasingly being remediated and redeveloped, resulting in a wide array of community and economic benefits.      

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BROWNFIELDS, LLC


6560 S. OLD STATE ROAD 37, BLOOMINGTON, IN

VET Environmental's first brownfield remediation project was the former RCI Facility located on the south side of Bloomington, Indiana. RCI was a recycling facility that was contaminated by illegal dumping practices resulting in heavy metals contamination. The facility is now the home of Thickstun Glass Company. 

BROWNFIELDS II, LLC -


1740 GEORGIA AVENUE, CONNERSVILLE, IN

The site of the former Greene Manufacturing facility in the historic industrial district of Connersville, Indiana. A portion of the facility is in use by Taggert Custom Sandblasting. The facility has a new roof, new heating system, new windows and doors as well as ADA ramps and restrooms. VET poured and finished concrete over several former service pit locations.