By Definition Background With certain legal exclusions and additions, the term "Brownfield site" means 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. In the United States the language used by urban planners, a brown field site is land previously used for industrial or commercial purposes. The land may be contaminated by waste or pollution, and has the potential to be cleaned up and reused. Brown field sites are different from because a Superfund sites is land that is more severely contaminated and has high concentrations of hazardous waste or pollution, such as a, does not fall under the brown field classification. Mothballed brown fields are properties that the owners are not willing to transfer or put to productive reuse.
These are some brown fields in North Camden as well as the big area in Cramer Hill. These are known brown fields that has affect Camden in more ways than one.
Resources : http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/brownfields/succeed.htm “Cleaning up New Jersey's "brownfield" sites is a reality today. At these vacant or underused contaminated sites it is easier and faster than ever before to effect successful reuse. Economic redevelopment matched with environmental cleanup has resulted in the rebirth of many industrial and commercial properties and surrounding neighborhoods. Just look at the results in Trenton. A new minor league baseball field is thriving where a former steel plant once stood. A large office and retail complex occupies the space where cables for the Brooklyn and Golden Gate bridges were manufactured. An innovative cleanup with significant community involvement is underway at a former battery and ink manufacturing plant. Such actions extend beyond the boundaries of the state's capital. A major entertainment center in Camden and a housing development in Newark have already been completed. An expansive shopping mall complex will be constructed on a former landfill in Elizabeth when an ongoing cleanup ends. These are just a few prime examples of the thousands of opportunities that await municipal and county officials, developers, businesses and residents of the Garden State. “
These are some of the brown fields we have located within Camden, New Jersey. These are only few of many that are in unknown different areas of Camden.
The pictures you just saw were different brown fields around Camden. As you can see there are brown fields in many places that no one would think about and depending on their location they can be very harmful to the health of the people living in Camden. Some may have buildings built on top of it, or have historical places like Camden’s own River Shark’s stadium. Other brown fields are abandoned sites, some are dump sites, and places of business that are hazardous to the people in our community because of the chemicals that are let into the air that we breathe. It is important that we inform you of the many dangers in our community so that you will be aware of unsafe living conditions around these brown fields.