National Land Revitalization Information
As part of its mission to protect human health and the environment, U.S. EPA is dedicated to revitalizing land by restoring contaminated and potentially contaminated sites to productive economic and greenspace use. Through this Website, you can find a variety of information about revitalization and reuse in Region 7. This information includes revitalization tools and resources, hazardous site inventories with site profiles and information, funding information, and relevant publications and documents, as well as examples of land revitalization projects across Region 7. More Land Revitalization Information.
The following links summarize the types of contaminated sites you will encounter when redeveloping a potentially contaminated or formerly contaminated site or property. To learn more about each site type, click on one of the types of contaminated sites below.
- Brownfield Sites
Brownfield sites are real properties, the expansion, development, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
- Federal Facility Sites
Federal Facility sites are properties operated by the United States Government that contain environmental contamination from unexploded ordnance, radioactive waste, or other hazardous substances.
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Sites
Past and present activities at RCRA facilities have sometimes resulted in releases of hazardous waste and hazardous constituents into soil, ground water, surface water, sediments, and air; requiring the investigation and cleanup, or remediation, of these hazardous releases.
- Superfund Sites
Superfund sites are uncontrolled or abandoned sites or properties where hazardous waste or other contamination is located, possibly affecting local ecosystems or people. Superfund sites can include properties on the National Priorities List, as well as removal action sites.
- Underground Storage Tank Sites
Underground storage tank sites are sites that contain contamination from petroleum products or CERCLA hazardous substances that were released from underground storage tanks.
- State Sites
State sites are contaminated sites not addressed by U.S EPA through its regulatory authorities under CERLA and RCRA, but are instead managed by States rather than by EPA or through EPA programs.