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During the decline of the American auto industry, thousands of people lost their jobs and the plants they once worked in were left abandoned. On Tuesday, President Obama announced a plan to spend over $800 million to clean up closed GM plants.

One of those sites lies in Massena, NY, which was closed in May of 2009. Laura Bomyea is a reporter for the Daily Courier-Observer in Massena, and she says that before anything can be built on that GM site, it badly needs a cleaning as it is now considered a heavily polluted area by the EPA.

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