The Brownfields Program works to assess, clean up, and facilitate the redevelopment / reuse of potentially contaminated properties known as "brownfields" within the city of Springfield. The program is coordinated through the Economic Development Office in the Department of Planning and Development and works in cooperation with Region 7 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

"(The Brownfields Revitalization Act is a) sensible piece of legislation, one that emphasizes the need for environmental stewardship all across the country." - President George W. Bush, January 11, 2002

EPA Press Conference - Effective Use of Brownfields Assistance