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PODCAST: Anyone Want to Buy a Superfund Site?

March 5, 2018, 3:01 PM

Sometimes businesses leave toxic waste in their wake when they shut down a factory. What should be done with that contaminated land?

That’s where the EPA’s Superfund program comes in. Its mission is to clean up the land and makes it usable for someone else.

But who really wants to buy a Superfund site?

For the latest episode of our podcast, Parts Per Billion, Bloomberg Environment reporter Sylvia Carignan talks about the agency’s efforts to make these rehabilitated properties more attractive to potential buyers and why often times that can be a really difficult task.

You can subscribe to the Parts Per Billion via iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, or on SoundCloud.

To contact the reporter on this story: David Schultz in Washington at dschultz@bloombergenvironment.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Rachael Daigle at rdaigle@bloombergenvironment.com

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