Redevelopment of the South Point Plant Superfund Site
10-Year Anniversary Site Reuse Spotlight
Through collaboration with the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) and local governments, EPA supported redevelopment of the South Point Superfund site in South Point, Ohio. The Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI) awarded the site a Pilot Grant in 2002, which LEDC used to evaluate how cleanup at the site could support reuse. In 2004, SRI issued the site the first Ready for Reuse determination in the Midwest.
The South Point Plant site spans 610 acres, 504 acres of which are owned by LEDC. The site was added to the Superfund National Priorities List in September 1984. Soil and ground water contamination from on-site munitions, fertilizer, coal, and ethanol industries affected only small portions of the site; the vast majority of the site's acreage was never contaminated. Honeywell, the Potentially Responsible Party, completed remediation at the site, which included excavating and capping contaminated soils and ground water treatment, in December 2001.
Since 2001, the majority of the site's acreage has been redeveloped as The Point industrial park by several local entities: the Village of South Point, Lawrence County, and LEDC. As of 2008, seven tenants have located on the property, employing approximately 150 people. Businesses currently housed on the site include: LEDC, Applied Industrial Technologies, Ohio University Southern Campus Training Center, Engines Inc., M&M Mailing, and Mercier's Maintenance. Future plans for The Point include additional tenants, expanded facilities, and construction of an intermodal facility to serve as a vital road, rail, and river transportation resource for the region.
For more information please contact Melissa Friedland at 703-603-8864 or Frank Avvisato at 703-603-8949.