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Brownfields EPA Region 3 Greener Cleanup and Sustainable Reuse Policy

In August 2009, the EPA Headquarters Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) released Principles for Greener Cleanups. To encourage implementation of these concepts and to promote broader goals for sustainable reuse of cleanup sites, Region 3 is issuing a "Greener Cleanup and Sustainable Reuse" policy.

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