Video of the City of Emeryville's taskforce discussions regarding a "brownfields" redevelopment project.
This project was considered extremely important to the City of Berkeley because the State Water Board had suggested relaxation of clean-up standards in its containment zone policy and it is this policy which Emeryville was proposing to implement for its city-wide brownfield redevelopment project. (Brownfield redevelopment enables the use of contaminated land rather than cleaning up the proposed development sites.)
This taskforce meeting was recorded January 1997 in Emeryville. All labor donated Berkeley Citizen
For more information See: California's Brownfields Initiative: The Toxic Crisis