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New Home Depot store built on the site of the old Devner Radium Site.

Home Improvement Store Helps Improve Site!
Denver Radium Site

Denver, Colorado

What began as a radium-contaminated site was purchased by The Home Depot, Inc., who redeveloped the land and built a home improvement supply store on the site.
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - EPA Region 8 Superfund
  - Superfund Redevelopment Initiative


One of the new facilities on the Fort Devens site.

Superfund Program Combats Military Waste!
Fort Devens Site

Devens, Massachusetts

Even the military couldn't combat the hazardous waste that was destroying the U.S. Army's Fort Devens base. With the help of EPA, the site is being refurbished to provide services such as a jobs corps center, a federal prison hospital, and a wildlife refuge.
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - EPA Region 1 Superfund
  - Superfund Redevelopment Initiative


Aerial view of the General Mills/Henkel site.

Superfund Partnerships Work!
General Mills/Henkel Site

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Three city blocks in Minneapolis were contaminated with laboratory deposits from extensive chemical testing. The site is located close to the Mississippi River, the source of drinking water for surrounding residential areas. EPA stepped in to clean up and refurbish the site to productive use.
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - EPA Region 5 Superfund
  - Superfund Redevelopment Initiative


The industrial park where cleanup took place at Industri-Plex.

Superfund Targets Legacy of Waste!
Industri-Plex Site

Woburn, Massachusetts

A crucial step in cleaning up a site is creating a partnership between EPA and those responsible for contaminating the site. Such a partnership turned this site from a contaminated abandoned factory into a commercial and retail district, a transportation center, and a wetland preserve.
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - EPA Region 1 Superfund
  - Superfund Redevelopment Initiative


Baseball field built at the old Kane & Lombard Street Drums site.

Baltimore Plays, Courtesy of Superfund!
Kane & Lombard Street Drums

Baltimore, Maryland

Avid golfers and playful children share this green 10-acre plot in Baltimore. Only a few years ago, the same area was filled with hazardous waste. EPA's cleanup of the site provides a safe recreational area for the nearly 14,000 households that surround it.
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - EPA Region 3 Hazardous Site Cleanup Division
  - Superfund Redevelopment Initiative


A new McDonald's resturaunt now serves the community.

Superfund Helps Re-use Land Productively!
Luminous Processors, Inc.

Athens, Georgia

What is now the bearer of Happy Meals, milkshakes, and french fries was once contaminated with radioactive waste--the result of the production of glow-in-the-dark clocks and watches. EPA cleaned up the site to make room for Ronald McDonald's new home.
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - EPA Region 4 Superfund
  - Superfund Redevelopment Initiative


Artist's conception of one of the many facilities being built on the site.

Corporate Complex Gets Clean Start!
MacGillis & Gibbs Co./Bell Lumber & Pole Co.

New Brighton, Minnesota

This building is one of many facilities being built on a site that used to contain contaminated soil and groundwater, putting the surrounding residents' health at risk. A chemical-free complex of different office buildings is currently being built on the site.
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - EPA Region 5 Superfund
  - Superfund Redevelopment Initiative


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