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Environmental Cleanup & Brownfields Redevelopment

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7/23/20 COVID-19 UPDATE: 

Badger Bounce Back Phase 2

Thank you for your patience during the COVID-19 public health emergency. As state agencies continue operations, please understand that most of our staff are continuing to telework and may have limited access to files and delayed online connectivity. The department is following the Badger Bounce Back [exit DNR] plan's phased approach to the resumption of activities that have been delayed or put on hold due to Safer at Home.

Now that the department has entered phase 2 of the plan, programs will continue the transition back to field work – including compliance inspections – that began in phase 1. In most cases, staff will continue to schedule pre-inspection calls with facilities to gather some of the information that would previously have been collected while on-site. These advance calls will also be used to discuss safety protocols for on-site visits that may be needed to complete all aspects of a compliance assessment.

Staff will keep their voicemails and out-of-office messages up to date and will respond as they are able.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our COVID-19 information webpage. For program-specific information, please search keyword "COVID19."

The Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program oversees the investigation and cleanup of environmental contamination and the redevelopment of contaminated properties. Our staff provide a comprehensive, streamlined program that consolidates state and federal cleanups into one program (e.g., hazardous waste cleanup, underground storage tank investigation & cleanup, spill response, state-funded cleanups and brownfields).

Brownfields Redevelopment

Properties where reuse is hindered by real or perceived contamination

Environmental contamination

RR Report

The Remediation & Redevelopment Program newsfeed

Financial help

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination

A large group of human-made chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products worldwide since the 1950s

Rules and laws

Statutes and administrative code govern the investigation and cleanup actions

Contaminated soil and sediment

The characterization, assessment and management of contaminated soil, sediment and other solid waste on sites

Vapor intrusion

Information about vapor intrusion for property owners, tenants and the general public

Report a Spill

All spill incidents should be reported immediately using the 24-hour toll free hotline: 1-800-943-0003
Report a Spill

Training and education

DNR staff are available to speak at workshops, conferences and meetings
Training and education