Brownfields and Green Insurance: Developing and transferring real estate in the new millennium

Environmental Protection

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PUBLISHED ON: September 9, 2004

Brownfields, strawberry fields, elysian fields — who cares? You should if you will ever be involved in the purchase or sale of land that has not always been part of a wilderness
preserve. Even “virgin” agricultural land may be contaminated by pesticides, weed-killing herbicides, concentrations of animal waste or petroleum from underground storage tanks used to fuel farm machinery.