Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
Highlighting Superfund Reuse Success
Site Reuse Spotlights:
Riverfront Views and Recreational Reuse of the Roebling Steel Co. Superfund Site (PDF) (1 pg, 477K, About PDF)
The Roebling Steel Co. site now serves the community as a recreational riverfront park and light-rail station, while preserving the industrial heritage of Florence Township, New Jersey.
Residents of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood now have a community park and access to green space thanks to reuse of the former Celotex Corporation industrial property.
Superfund Redevelopment in the News
For over 100 years, the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. (Newport Pigment Plant Landfill) Superfund site in Newport, Delaware, has supported paint pigment manufacturing. Today, cleanup has enabled the continued manufacturing of paint pigments at the site, while also facilitating new complementary uses including a 584-kilowatt solar array, an ecological restoration area and the first public park for the City of Newport.
Reuse and the Benefit to Community: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. (Newport Pigment Plant Landfill) (PDF) (4 pp, 499K)
- Decades of industrial operations at the North Penn Area 12 Superfund site Worcester Township, Pennsylvania contaminated soil and area groundwater. Cooperation between EPA and site stakeholders enabled a local business to expand its facilities on site during cleanup and resulted in a new recreation amenity for site employees. Today, an international distributor of hand tools and soldering equipment operates on the site.
Reuse and the Benefit to Community: North Penn Area 12 (PDF) (4 pp, 448K)
TRC Companies and its client SunEdison, have received the Photovoltaic Project of Distinction Award for the solar array project at the Sullivan's Ledge Superfund site.
News Article: TRC Wins National Award for Landfill Solar Array Reuse Project
- On May 5, 2015, EPA Region 6 and Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality signed a Ready for Reuse Determination for the Central Plateau Area of the Eagle-Picher Henryetta Superfund site (PDF) (46 pp, 7.1MB) in Henryetta, Oklahoma. This portion of the site is ready for commercial and industrial use.
In April 2015, EPA deleted the Midvale Slag Superfund site from the National Priorities List. With cleanup complete, the City of Midvale has transformed the site into Bingham Junction, a thriving mixed use community providing housing, commercial space, recreational opportunities, ecological habitat and more. On Monday, April 20th, EPA Region 8 recognized the City of Midvale, Salt Lake County and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality with Environmental Achievement Awards for Excellence in Site Reuse for their roles in transforming the site.
News Article: Former Midvale slag site called cleanup model for nation
- Over a decade of metal degreasing and refurbishing operations, including the overhaul of military aircraft components, left the SMS Instruments, Inc. Superfund site in Deer Park, New York, contaminated and in need of remediation. Now the site is in commercial reuse and providing employment opportunities, income and tax revenue to the community. Learn more about local economic benefits of redevelopment at this site in the report Reuse and the Benefit to Community: SMS Instruments, Inc. Superfund Site (PDF) (4 pp, 1.1MB).
Program Related News
- EPA recognizes Kansas Department of Environmental Health and Environment, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality with 2015 Excellence in State Engagement Supporting Reuse Awards.
- On June 25, 2015, SRI will host Bringing Alternative Energy Projects to Superfund Sites-- the third webinar in SRI's 2015 Quarterly Webinar Series. Registration is free and open to the public.
- The Northern Birmingham Community Coalition completed the Northern Birmingham Revitalization Action Plan (PDF) (36 pp, 7.5MB) in January 2015. U.S. EPA sponsored the formation of the Coalition to plan for the future of the communities of northern Birmingham, which face many economic, environmental and social challenges. The Coalition seeks to bring together residents, community representatives and government agencies to address issues of environmental cleanup, enforcement and community investment. Together, they have forged a shared vision and are working to create positive community change through implementation of this Action Plan.