The mission of the Clean Compton Brownfield Initiative is to identify and assess potentially contaminated, vacant, or underutilized properties throughout the City to create a more vibrant and cleaner Compton. Our goal is to attract and coordinate resources to address the real or perceived presence of contamination that may prevent private investment and facilitate development that will remove blight, create quality jobs, encourage economic growth, enhance green space and improve the quality of life for Compton’s residents.
WHAT IS A BROWNFIELD?
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) defines a brownfield as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties protects the environment, reduces blight, and takes development pressures off greenspaces and working lands.”
CLEAN COMPTON NEWS
The Successor Agency formerly known as the Community Redevelopment Agency is committed to keeping the community involved and informed about the Clean Compton Brownfield Initiative. The Successor Agency is proud to publish the Brownfield Program Newsletter. This quarterly newsletter will inform the community about the status of the program with a focus on brownfields and other environmental issues.
Targeted Brownfield Assessments underway. EPA posted a fun little web story about the field investigations and each of the sites: http://www.epa.gov/region9/waste/ust/710corridor/index.html
Please visit us again soon to find additional information on the Agency’s Clean Compton Website.