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Beckholmen, an island off Stockholm, has been an industrial and shipping center since the 1600s. Today, the city is looking at ways to revitalize the island while preserving the industry that has dominated it for so long.

polis writes that Beckholmen, just a 10-minute bike ride from the city center, has been a "well-kept secret":

"As a longstanding industrial center, the soil of Beckholmen is heavily contaminated. One of Sweden's largest environmental remediation projects launched this summer, aimed at excavating and replacing approximately 100,000 tons of soil containing hazardous waste.

The city's plan for the islet is to save the workshops and shipyard buildings and keep the industries and shipping activities alive."

Full Story: Featured Place: A Shipping Industry Islet in Stockholm

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