Celebrating 15 Years of the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
Highlighting Superfund Reuse Success
Site Reuse Spotlights: Redevelopment of Jibboom Junkyard Superfund Site (PDF) (1 pg, 168K, About PDF)
Successful integration of the Jibboom Junkyard Superfund site in the the City of Sacramento's River District Redevelopment Area has transformed this formerly contaminated property into a scenic recreational destination along the Sacramento River.
Previous Site Reuse Spotlights
Superfund Site Reuse Snapshot of the Month: Reilly Tar & Chemical Corp. (Indianapolis Plant)
Superfund Redevelopment in the News
On April 9, 2014, EPA celebrated the grand opening of the Maywood Solar Farm on the Reilly Tar & Chemical Corp. (Indianapolis Plant) Superfund site. The 10.86-megawatt facility is the largest utility scale solar farm on a Superfund site in the country, and the first such installation in Region 5. EPA Region 5 honored developer Hanwha Q Cells with the first-ever Region 5 Renew Award in recognition of their commitment to the safe and beneficial reuse of this Superfund site.
News Article: A Breakthrough for Utility-Scale Solar on Contaminated Lands?
- Residents of Tallahassee, Florida celebrated the opening of Cascade Park, which is located on the former Cascade Park Gasification Plant. The cleverly designed world-class park is expected to be an economic catalyst for years to come. Concerts have already been scheduled in the new amphitheater. For more information, read the article Cascades Park impresses at opening ceremony or watch the video .
EPA cleanup activities and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service habitat restoration efforts have attracted over 3,000 tundra swans to a 400-acre portion of the Bunker Hill Mining and Metallurgical Complex Superfund site in Idaho. A 2007 conservation easement established these popular clean-feeding areas for migratory wildlife on the 25-square-mile mega-site.
News Article: Tundra Swans Flock to Restored Idaho Wetlands
- EPA partner, The Trust for Public Land, recently released a video about the Newark Riverfront Park project. Built on a remediated section of the Diamond Alkali Superfund site in Newark, New Jersey, the park brings new recreational amenities to a community that has not had access to the Passaic Riverfront in more than a century.
Trust for Public Land Video: Brick City Meets Its River
Program Related News
- On April 29, 2014, SRI will host Superfund and Renewable Energy: Promising Futures for Sites with a Contaminated Past (PDF) (1 pg, 188K)-- the second webinar in SRI's 2014 Quarterly Webinar Series. Registration is free and open to the public.
- Progress in Communities – Commemorating 15 Years of Superfund Redevelopment
- SRI’s new video, Reuse Planning: Involving Communities in Decisions that Matter, highlights how the EPA’s reuse planning process involves communities in planning for the future use of Superfund sites.