Environmental Justice Success the Topic of Brownfields Conference Talk
April 26, 2022
Brownfield remediation and redevelopment projects face many challenges, as Andy Lawn, MS, PG and Senior Consultant in our Tallahassee, Florida office recently presented at the Florida and Alabama Brownfield Conference. The Florida Brownfields Association (FBA), in partnership with the Alabama Brownfields Association (ALBFA), is hosting this event in Pensacola Beach, Florida on April 24-27, 2022.
As part of his presentation titled "Environmental Justice Success in a Model Southern Industrial City," Andy highlighted the community improvement and field work challenges he and his team have encountered in their support of a remediation and redevelopment project located in Anniston, Alabama. The City suffered from industrial pollution including PCB contamination of soil and water, and Army incineration of Cold-War era chemical weapons, with a historic lawsuit settlement regarding PCB contamination for $700 million. The team has worked through many logistical, community, and site-specific challenges, involving multiple stakeholders along the way.
The goal of Florida and Alabama Brownfield Conference is to bring together information, experience, and research to provide participants with a greater knowledge and ability to help revitalize their community. The conference includes various tracks focusing on both Alabama and Florida-specific topics, as well as general brownfield concepts. Workshops and discussions range from brownfields funding and incentives, innovations in the brownfields industry, to environmental justice and community health improvements—the topic of which the Anniston, Alabama brownfield redevelopment case study helped to support.
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