Full-Court Cleanup

In Dallas, a $420 million stadium rises on what was a toxic wasteland

This fall, when the Dallas Mavericks basketball team takes the court and the Dallas Stars don their hockey skates, they will do so in a new $420 million downtown arena, where fans can dine on tortilla soup and sushi, watch replays on an 80,000-lb. scoreboard and anticipate the day (coming soon) when Internet data ports at their seats will keep them wired even when the action below does not. Chances are no one will be giving a second thought to the toxic mess that was here just four years ago--an industrial wasteland of asbestos and lead, arsenic and benzene and the...

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