NULLLocations in six municipalities are now designated Âbrownfield development areas,Â a status that allows each of them access to remediation funding of $5 million annually from the state Department of Environmental Protection.
DEP added those sites in Lodi, Kearny, Plainfield, Rahway, Somerville and Woodbridge, taking to 31 the number of brownfield development areas it is working with across the state.
Each municipality has specific redevelopment plans, according to a DEP statement. Woodbridge, for example, wants to clean up industrial contamination along the Raritan River and build an eco-park that allows companies to use each otherÂs wastes as resources, the statement said.
Rahway, Plainfield and Lodi want to develop downtown and central business districts, while Kearny wants to replace former steel and metals factories along the Passaic River with senior housing and commercial facilities, it added.