What to do with Philly’s polluted refinery site?

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On June 21, an explosion at the refinery launched three fragments, including one that flew across the Schuylkill River. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

On June 21, an explosion at the refinery launched three fragments, including one that flew across the Schuylkill River. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

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Last year, the oldest oil refinery in the country — Philadelphia Energy Solutions — shut down and declared bankruptcy. Now, it looks like the plant might be shut down for good.

What do you do with a heavily polluted piece of land bigger than Center City?

Guest: Catalina Jaramillo

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