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Indiana Brownfields ProgramThe Indiana Brownfields Program promotes its financial, legal and technical services through various education and outreach activities. The Program provides educational opportunities about brownfield redevelopment and the Program via its web site and various written materials, as well as one-on-one assistance through phone calls, meetings and workshops. Resource materials include request for services forms, fact sheets, guidance documents and newsletters.

To stay current on national brownfield issues and to convey such information to Indiana stakeholders, Program staff participate in and present information at various national and local workgroups, advise federal and local educational programs, and coordinate and participate in project meetings, workshops and conferences.

For more information about the Program's education and outreach activities, please contact Michele Oertel, Federal Funding and Community Relations Coordinator, at (317) 234-0235 or

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Project Highlights

A former Studebaker facility has been redeveloped into a new transfer/recycling station in South Bend, referred to as Green Tech Recycling (Green Tech). This is a great example of how thinking green for the environment can bring cost savings, new jobs, and community enrichment.

After a long industrial past, the former Studebaker Plant 8 facility sat vacant for 12 years. Mother Earth LLC (Mother Earth) then acquired the property in 2005 and invested $4 million for its demolition, remediation, and redevelopment. The Indiana Brownfields Program provided $45,123 in assessment and remediation grants to Saint Joseph County for the project, and the City of South Bend provided $67,000 in funding from a brownfield assessment grant that it received from the U.S. EPA.