Schenectady County Brownfield Assessment

The goal of the Schenectady County Brownfield Assessment project was to encourage the redevelopment and reuse of abandoned, deteriorated, and underutilized properties in Schenectady County, where redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination. The first task was to create an inventory of 50 prospective sites within the 92 square mile study area. Stakeholders then met to prioritize and select sites for environmental assessment and review. CHA completed Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) of 20 priority sites. Next, eleven of the highest priority sites will be selected to be the subject of Phase II investigation programs, which will quantify the potential for soil and/or groundwater contamination and/or the presence of asbestos-containing building materials.

Project summary


Inventory of 50 prospective sites for study.

92 mi.

Sites within a 92-square-mile study area.


Selection of 11 highest priority sites for Phase II investigation programs.

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Keith Ziobron, PE, LEP*

Keith Ziobron, PE, LEP*
Associate Vice President, Senior Project Manager

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Keith has decades of experience in the fields of both chemical and environmental engineering. He specializes in brownfields services, Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, remedial design, remedial construction management, and regulatory compliance auditing. Keith has managed hundreds of investigations of contaminated sites, from abandoned or underutilized sites to operational commercial and industrial sites.