Seed money

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently went for the green. To reclaim and redevelop the nation’s estimated 450,000 polluted “Brownfields,” in February HUD proposed doubling the agency’s current funding from $25 million to $50 million. Brownfields are mildly to moderately polluted former industrial sites that sit idle across the American landscape. Most are located in urban areas. They include old rail yards,...

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