Category: Brownfields

Environmental assessments are a major part of what we do at Tioga. We assess and conduct sampling at all types of properties across the Mid-South, including brownfields. Learn more about what the process entails and why it’s important. What's a brownfield? According to the EPA, a brownfield is a property where redevelopment is hampered due to perceived or real contamination by hazardous materials. Generally, most Brownfields are in municipal areas which were previously used fo... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Mar 1
Done is a beautiful word. It feels good to complete things – check them off your list. In the world of environmental remediation, No Further Action, or NFA, means something is done. On the surface, receiving an NFA status from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Brownfield Voluntary Clean-up Oversight and Assistance Program seems fairly self-explanatory. It means that no further action is required concerning the environmental issues from previous environme... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Sep 1
We’re proud to announce that Tioga is now an official brownfield consulting firm in the state of Mississippi. The approval allows us to complete all phases of Environmental Site Assessments and remediation for brownfields. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality defines “brownfields” as property that undergoes expansion, redevelopment or reuse that may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant. The E... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Sep 8
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced efforts to help clean contaminated brownfield properties by offering approximately $10.7 million in supplemental funding to economically disadvantaged communities across the country.  The potential benefits to come from this support, such as increasing the city and county tax revenue, job growth and encouraging safer neighborhoods, have piqued the interest of cities nationwide. The EPA defines brownfields as the exp... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jul 20
SEEING THE BEAUTY IN BROWNFIELDS Those in the real estate industry, including investors and buyers, might shudder at the thought of brownfield properties. Why would a piece of land elicit such a reaction? The EPA defines brownfields as the expansion, redevelopment or reuse of real property that might be complicated by the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant. Anyone looking to put money into a project that has to do with a potentially contaminated piece of property c... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Sep 23
BROWNFIELDS GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP In August and September, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will partner with the EPA to host a series of Brownfields grant-writing workshops. The workshops will aim to empower communities and stakeholders to work together to clean up and reuse brownfield sites. There will be hands-on instruction of writing specific sections of a brownfields grant. The workshops are being held throughout the state and the Memphis session is on... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Aug 21
OLYMPIC BROWNFIELDS This summer, the 2012 Olympics are taking place in London at Olympic Park. The newly created facilities engulf approximately 111 acres that were formerly brownfields. The site contained more than 220 buildings along with mounds of rubble, trash, and demolition materials from World War II. Also found on-site were chemicals, glue and industrial contaminants that affected the soils and groundwater. It took three years to transform the industrial blight into the beautiful ... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Aug 3
EDGE BOARD GOALS Memphis and Shelby County consolidated several economic development entities in 2011 to create the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) Board. The president of the EDGE Board recently spoke to the Rotary Club in Memphis detailing the board's areas of focus for the remainder of this year. One of the four main themes discussed was brownfield redevelopment. The EDGE Board will encourage development of vacant sites that were formerly used for industrial and ... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at May 24
BROWNFIELDS & RENEWABLE ENERGY The EPA along with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have created a new set of research and development tools encouraging the reuse of properties for solar and wind energy. These tools aid in the evaluation of underutilized or contaminated land for their energy potential. The goal is to help communities find uses for brownfields while creating green jobs and alternative energy sources. The EPA estimates tha... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at May 18