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NEW YORK CITY-Mayor Michael Bloomberg has has inked an agreement with the state to speed up work on the remediation of brownfield sites in the city. Brownfields are environmentally contaminated underutilized or vacant spaces. This will be the first municipal-level brownfield cleanup program in the country, according to the Bloomberg administration.

There are about 7,000 acres of brownfields in the city. The state will handle highly contaminated sites, while the city will manage moderate to lightly contaminated sites. For the full story, go to Wall Street Journal.

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