brownfield site

  

Definition

Erstwhile commercial or industrial site, now abandoned or sparingly utilized due to the presence of asbestos or some other environmental contaminant. See also greenfield site.

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  • You should be careful that the property you are about to buy is not actually a brownfield site that will need major repairs.

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  • Roger was afraid that, in light of the chemical fire and groundwater contamination, all seven factories would be classified as brownfield sites by state and Federal authorities.

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  • It was a brownfield site and it was sad to see because it used to be such a nice place to go to with the family.

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