Brownfields to Green Golf Courses in Michigan

A former industrial corridor in Benton Harbor, Michigan is being transformed into a resort community complete with golf course.
December 20, 2011, 11am PST | Tim Halbur
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Jonathan Mahler walks us through the former contaminated sites that lie under the golf course:

"...holes No. 4 and No. 5 were the slag pit for a company that made automobile brakes. Holes No. 14 and 15 were a former Superfund site once occupied by a company that used radium and mercury to manufacture components for fighter planes."

The site is surrounded by housing projects and poor neighborhoods - the development is meant to create jobs and improve the local economic climate.

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Published on Thursday, December 15, 2011 in The New York Times
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