Youngstown Looks To “Frackmolishing” To Rebuild

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It's been more than a decade since officials in Youngstown announced a plan to tear down swaths of the city that have been largely abandoned.(Photo: Flickr)
It's been more than a decade since officials in Youngstown announced a plan to tear down swaths of the city that have been largely abandoned.(Photo: Flickr)

“Frackmolishing” is the latest manufactured word making its way into the popular lexicon. It seems to have originated in Youngstown, where city officials want to lease out vacant city land to drilling companies, then use the revenue to fund further demolition and rebuilding efforts.

Click the play button above to hear details about the plan, and why some city residents are opposed.

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