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Reinvesting In Rhode Island's Brownfields
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Reinvesting in Rhode Island's Brownfields
Brownfields are 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. Brownfield sites include all "real property" including residential, as well as industrial commercial properties. The law further defines the term "brownfield site" to include a site that is "contaminated by a controlled substance . . . is contaminated by petroleum or a petroleum product excluded from the definition of 'hazardous substance' . . . is mine-scarred land."