Wednesday Word Day: Brownfield

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Today’s word is: brownfield /braʊn)fiːld/

  • Abandoned, idle and/or unused land that is untouched because of perceived or real environmental toxicity and pollution; often previously used for commercial and/or industrial use for example land used for a dry-cleaning business, or toxic waste disposal or a gas station.
The term was first coined in the early 1990s at a Congressional field hearing in the Northeastern US. It was further popularized in 1993 when the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) launched its pilot brownfields project in an Ohio county, which involved investigating the sites and converting them into a useful contributing parcel for the surrounding community.
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