Brownfield land is land that is potentially contaminated. In some cases, government land is damaged by commercial use such as mining. In other cases, the government takes over abandoned brownfield land whereby the public may end up paying to clean it up.Equipment, machines, infrastructure, vehicles, ships, spacecraft and other capital owned by a government can also be considered public property.In some cases, private landowners are required to provide limited public access to their land. For example, a hotel that is blocking access to a public beach with its land may be required to provide a public access path. It is common for governments to create independent or semi-independent authorities to administer land and infrastructure. For example, an airport authority that governs and administers an airport. Accountability for these organizations ultimately falls back to the government.Public land may be held in legal structures known as trusts that prevent the government from selling the land or using it in certain ways.
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