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Contaminated Sites

The Environmental Assessment and Remediation (EAR) Section regulates the majority of the 1,000+ contaminated sites in Broward County. Our goal is to identify, assess, and clean up soil and groundwater contamination while protecting human health and the environment.

The EAR Section manages:

  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) state-funded programs for the assessment and clean-up of petroleum contamination from storage tank systems. 
  • Licensing, assessment, and remediation of non-funded sites with petroleum, dry cleaning solvent, and other chemical contamination.  
  • Sites that have a Brownfield Site Rehabilitation Agreement (BSRA) with Broward County.  Brownfield sites are abandoned or underutilized industrial or commercial properties where redevelopment is complicated by actual or perceived environmental contamination.

Last Update December, 2018