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  • Repowering a Contaminated Site Renews a Community

    Thursday, December 12, 02:45 pm - 03:15 pm
    West Hall A – Area A
    Learning Lounges
    Track 1: Sustainability, Livability, Resiliency
    For more than 30 years the City of Dubuque, Iowa, a city of 60,000, was stymied by a former industrial landfill that sat right in the middle of its downtown. Federal EPA environmental covenants prevented redevelopment on the site, yet the City sought a way to find a reuse that could add to the community character, and the City's sustainability goals for brownfield and infill development. Find out how Dubuque leverage its partnerships with local businesses, utility companies, and their state regulatory agency, to end up successfully advocating for the EPA to amend the landfill covenent, allowing for the installation of a 6-acre solar array, as a flagship project for reuse, redevelopment, and repowering a community!
    Mel Pins
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