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The Legislature finds:
(a) There are properties in Mississippi, often referred to as “brownfields,” that are contaminated or are perceived to be contaminated by past activities, but are potential locations for redevelopment.
(b) Brownfields development and redevelopment is impaired by the potential liability associated with the actual or perceived risk of contamination.
(c) The safe development or redevelopment of brownfields will benefit the citizens of Mississippi in many ways, including improving the tax base of local governments and creating job opportunities for citizens in the vicinity of brownfields.
(d) The reduction of public health and environmental hazards on existing brownfield sites is essential to creating a better quality of life for the citizens of this state.
(e) This article will provide incentives for the voluntary cleanup of brownfield property without use of taxpayer funds.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 49. Conservation and Ecology § 49-35-3. Findings - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-49-conservation-and-ecology/ms-code-sect-49-35-3/
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