Site Assessment

The purpose of this step is to evaluate the potential for contamination at a particular site by collecting and reviewing existing information. The site assessment is an initial investigation and is usually limited to a search of historical records and a review of existing data. The review and collection also includes information about past and current environmental conditions and historical uses of the site. The site assessment is a crucial step in the regeneration of brownfield sites because any further environmental investigation and cleanup will hinge on whether potential environmental concerns are identified during this phase.