That`s a really good point. The EPA required DOD to do exhaustive studies of soil contaminations and other eco-impact prior to closing military bases. One would think that that would be a consideration for a broken-down Rust Belt city, much of which is about to be plowed under.
I smell a massive democrat scam in the making. The soil in that area is loaded with decades of urban decay. And large portions of the waterfronts are soo toxic, any fish that dares venture in ends up floating soon after.
And exactly what crops would they plan on growing up there given the geography and climate?
the solution is simple....remove all epa rules for these area’s....bulldoze houses, asbestos and all, into the basements of the homes...get prisoners, offer them time off from their sentences for work, have them tear up the streets, and dump said concrete into the basements also. Now, we have just had floods of historical proportions in the mississippi river basin. After the clean up, the soil has to be trucked somewhere....I wonder where it could go?