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From: -Richard Spencer
I am currently undertaking research for my final year thesis at Leeds Metropolitan University. The subject of my dissertation is the comparison of contaminated land in the UK and US.
I have had no trouble in gaining vast information on the UK side, but I am having difficulty in acquiring much on the policies/strategies in the United States.
I am therefore hoping you are able to assist with any information that can be gained with regard to any of the following:
If information is sparse, I would be appreciative of any direction to where I might find such literature, or even better a contact in the US.
Dear Richard--I hope this helps you,
From my experience, books, literature, public records, and a generally open attitude about brownfields is more prevalent in the US. Although from my work I have found that communties are not real willing to talk about it, the information is there and easy to locate.
Discovering history of ownership of anything is the US is relatively simple by consulting Sanborn Maps at the public library in town. As Cleveland has only been around since 1796, (Cleveland was founded by Moses Cleaveland whose parents were from Manchester) finding what was on particular parcels of land for the last 120 years is virtually painless.
If someone wanted to, they could sit down and go over it and give you an exact number of how many brownfields there were in a community just by vacancies and location of prior industries.
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