Reclaiming Industrial Wasteland

A landscape architect develops innovative way to reclaim industrial sites, and preserve their heritage.

Landscape designer Julie Bargmann works with toxic brownfield and Superfund sites to cleanse the acidic waste naturally by aerating it via a series of limestone spillways and constructed wetlands. "Take the 35-acre project in Vitondale, Pennsylvania: a park built at an old coal mine and coke facility... Her firm, D.I.R.T. (Dump It Right In There) ... plans to re-create the mine's building and tracks with massive planting to honor the Vintondale-ians who labered there and to teach future generations about the environemtnal devastation." This article is not available online.

Thanks to Mindy Oliver

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