NEW YORK CITY-Mayor Michael Bloomberg has has inked an agreementwith the state to speed up work on the remediation of brownfieldsites in the city. Brownfields are environmentally contaminatedunderutilized or vacant spaces. This will be the firstmunicipal-level brownfield cleanup program in the country,according to the Bloomberg administration.


There are about 7,000 acres of brownfields in the city. Thestate will handle highly contaminated sites, while the city willmanage moderate to lightly contaminated sites. For the fullstory, go to Wall Street Journal.

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