WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency adopted rules Thursday making it safer for banks to lend money to people who purchase contaminated properties.

The rules, part of what the agency calls its "brownfields action agenda," hold property owners blameless for pollution that seeps onto their land through underground aquifers.

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