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Environmental Cleanup & Brownfields Redevelopment

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7/6/21 COVID-19 UPDATE: 

Thank you for your patience during the COVID-19 public health emergency. As staff at state agencies return to state office buildings, we anticipate operations will begin to resemble pre-pandemic conditions. However, we will continue to utilize online or virtual business practices that were found to be efficient over the past year.

Field work, including compliance inspections, continue to take place but you may notice an uptick in activity as conditions allow. 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 availability 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.

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