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April 01, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Bill Aims To Redevelop Contaminated Sites In Oregon

Oregon Rep. Tobias Read State wants to tap a few million dollars of the state's budget to "jump start" the redevelopment of contaminated land.

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Filed under: Environment, Sustainability, Brownfields, Smart Growth

June 06, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Portland gets $1.4 million for polluted sites

The Environmental Protection Agency is distributing $76 million in funding for clean-up and redevelopment of contaminated Brownfield sites across the country. The city of Portland is getting $1 million of that money to improve sites contaminated with petroleum and other hazardous waste in east Portland. The EPA says the clean-up funds will reduce contaminants washing into local watersheds while also offering an economic boost to a growing but impoverished Portland community. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Brownfields, Environmental Protection Agency

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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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