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.
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.