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SRI Quarterly Webinar Series

SRI hosts a series of quarterly webinars on redevelopment of Superfund sites across the country. These webinars discuss the different types of reuse that are possible and share how particular Superfund sites have become reuse success stories. All webinars are free and open to the public. Archived versions of previous SRI webinars can be accessed below.

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Next SRI Webinars:
Risk Management and Assessing Liability: Helping Communities Pursue Reuse Opportunities at Contaminated Properties
March 25, 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, EDT
Parties involved in the assessment, cleanup and revitalization of contaminated properties often have questions and concerns about how they may incur liability operating at these sites. This webinar is intended to share two critical resources to guide municipal governments, developers, investors and communities in how to mitigate risk and achieve local land revitalization goals. Presenters will share available information in EPA's Revitalization Handbook — Revitalizing Contaminated Lands: Addressing Liability Concerns and in EPA's Process for Risk Evaluation, Property Analysis and Reuse Decisions (PREPARED) Workbook.

How to Bring about Ecological Revitalization on Contaminated Lands
April 21, 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, EDT
Ecological revitalization refers to the process of returning land from a contaminated state to one that supports a functioning and sustainable habitat. While the end use of a contaminated property is typically a local decision made with the site owner, EPA actively supports and encourages ecological revitalization, when appropriate, on sites under its cleanup programs. This webinar will share several benefits of ecological revitalization illustrated by case study presentations of various projects across the country. Ecological revitalization topics will include habitat restoration, soil amendment usage, urban gardens and pollinator habitat development.

Green Infrastructure: Reusing Contaminated Sites and Promoting Sustainable Communities
May 11, 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, EDT
This webinar will introduce green infrastructure elements in the context of reusing and revitalizing contaminated lands. Site-specific projects will be used to discuss reuse projects that with green infrastructure elements such as habitat conservation, stormwater management, recreational opportunities and quality of life for communities nearby the contaminated land. The webinar will also share green infrastructure considerations and opportunities for future projects looking to sustainably return contaminated lands to productive and beneficial use for communities.

Bringing Alternative Energy Projects to Superfund Sites
June 25, 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, EDT
As communities, towns and businesses across the United States are looking for ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower utility bills and use alternative energy sources, Superfund sites and other contaminated properties have continued to garner interest. Nationally, Superfund sites have been put back into beneficial use producing energy from solar, wind, hydro-electric, biomass, and landfill gas-to-energy projects. This webinar will share several site-specific case study examples detailing how the potential for alternative energy was assessed, steps that had to be taken to facilitate the reuse in a way that would also be compatible with the remedy, and any economic or environmental incentives used to fund make these projects fiscally possible.

Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Perspectives on Superfund Site Reuse
August 13, 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, EDT
A potentially responsible party, or PRP, is an individual or company that is potentially responsible for contamination problems at a Superfund site. Whenever possible, EPA requires PRPs to clean up hazardous waste sites the PRP may have contaminated. Many PRPs not only perform the cleanup, but also seek ways to return the site to beneficial use for the community and maximize the extent of land use on the site. Presenters on this webinar will include representatives from several PRP groups who have taken an active role in facilitating the beneficial use of sites they manage and who have worked collaboratively with EPA over many years to ensure that both the cleanup and the reuse of the property remain protective of human health and the environment.

Most Recent Webinar:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 2:00PM-4:00PM (EDT)
Capped Superfund Site Reuse: In-Depth Case Studies
SRI witnessed an overwhelming response to July’s webinar about reuse on capped Superfund sites, including numerous requests for more detailed site information. In response, September’s webinar will feature two in-depth case studies about capped sites in successful reuse, the Iron Horse Park Superfund site in Massachusetts and the Davie Landfill Superfund site in Florida. Participants will hear from multiple perspectives including local project pioneers and EPA staff who worked to return bring recreational reuse and alternative energy generation to these capped areas. 

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For additional SRI training information, please visit Superfund Redevelopment Trainings and Resource Materials.