City Parks Association

Vacant Land and Environmental Contamination in Philadelphia


Prepared by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Prepared by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council

The purpose of this handbook is to provide community-based organizations with the knowledge to initiate the process of reusing environmentally contaminated vacant land. The first section highlights some significant barriers to the reuse of vacant land. The second section explains the basics of environmental laws affecting contaminated land. The third section describes an approach to preliminary research that must be done before starting the process of reusing contaminated or potentially contaminated land.

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