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The Challenges Of Repurposing Industrial Sites

The Waterfront is an example of a former industrial site that has been redeveloped. As developers ponder the future of the Shenango Coke Plant site, what are the challenges involved in redeveloping industrial sites?  We’ll pose that question to Donald Smith, president of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) and Reid Frazier, environmental reporter for the Allegheny Front. We’ll also ask Jim Thompson, deputy director of environmental health for theAllegheny County Health Department, what concerns he has and what he’ll be looking for as they tear down the plant.


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