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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 5:00am

Brownfields Conference Begins In Atlanta

Environmental and government officials are planning to hold a conference on brownfields in Atlanta.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the International City/County Management Association plan to host the National Brownfields Conference this Wednesday through Friday. They say the conference, which is in its 15th year, is the largest training and networking event in the nation focusing on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. Brownfields are areas where redevelopment may be complicated by hazardous substances according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

The agenda includes educational sessions, training workshops, volunteer activities, mobile workshops, and film screenings. The focus will be topics related to brownfield cleanup, ranging from community engagement to public health.

Federal, state and local officials will be involved, as well as representatives from the private sector.