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In-Depth Case Studies of Superfund Reuse

SRI’s in-depth case studies explore Superfund reuse stories from start to finish. Their purpose is to see what redevelopment strategies worked, acknowledge reuse barriers and understand how communities overcame the barriers to create new reuse outcomes.

The case studies identify innovative tools and approaches such as green remediation, renewable energy, smart growth and ecological revitalization. Each case study concludes with important lessons learned that may help other communities interested in reusing Superfund sites.

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Site Name Reuse Type Title Year
Aerojet General Corp. Superfund Site Commercial, Industrial Green Remediation and Utility-Scale Solar Development: The Aerojet General Corporation Superfund Site and Sacramento County, California (PDF) (14 pp, 3.5 MB) 2010
Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund Site Commercial, Green Space, Public Service Historic Preservation and Mixed-Use Superfund Redevelopment, The Plainwell Paper Mill in Plainwell, Michigan (PDF) (16 pp, 1.7 MB) 2014
American Creosote Works (Winnfield Plant) Superfund Site Industrial Finding a Market for Recovered Creosote: Green Remediation at the American Creosote Works, Inc. (Winnfield Plant) Superfund Site in Northern Louisiana (PDF) (10 pp, 934 K ) 2013
Bayou Verdine Superfund Site Ecological Ecological Revitalization on the Bayou: Bayou Verdine in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (PDF)(10 pp, 6.7 MB) 2016
Brick Township Landfill Superfund Site Public Service Brick Township Goes Solar: Redevelopment of a Superfund Site (PDF)(14 pp, 6 MB) 2015
Camilla Wood Preserving Superfund Site Green Space, Public Service Growing Toward Tomorrow, Together: Integrating Remedy and Reuse- The Camilla Wood Preserving Superfund Site in Camilla, Georgia (PDF) (12 pp, 6.8 MB) 2013
Chemical Commodities, Inc. Superfund Site Green Space Buzzing with Life: Environmental Education and Stewardship. The Chemical Commodities, Inc. Superfund Site in Olathe, Kansas (PDF)(18 pp, 2.2 MB) 2015
Chevron Questa Mine Superfund Site Commercial New Energies: Utility-Scale Solar on a Tailing Disposal Facility, Chevron Questa Mine Superfund Site in Questa, New Mexico (PDF)(16 pp, 6.7 MB) 2013
Chisman Creek Superfund Site Ecological, Commercial, Recreational Pioneering Recreational Reuse: The Chisman Creek Superfund Site in York County, Virginia (PDF)(9 pp, 3.4 MB) 2017
Commencement Bay Near Shore/Tide Flats Superfund Site Commercial, Ecological, Public Service, Recreational Restoring and Revitalizing Waterfront Resources: Tacoma's The Foss Waterway, The Commencement Bay Near Shore/Tide Flats Superfund Site in Tacoma, Washington (PDF)(14 pp, 8.5 MB) 2017
Davis Timber Company Superfund Site Public Services Finding a Good Home: Community Benefits for People and Pets, The Davis Timber Company Superfund Site in Lamar County, Mississippi (PDF)(14 pp, 7.6 MB) 2016
Del Amo Superfund Site Commercial, Industrial Cleanup, Continued Use and Redevelopment in a Thriving Business Park: The Del Amo Superfund Site in Los Angeles, California (PDF)(14 pp, 1.3 MB) 2015
Former Spellman Engineering Site Green Space Engaging Early in the Superfund Process, Enabling Cleanup and Reuse: The Former Spellman Engineering Site in Orlando, Florida (PDF) (14 pp, 1.9 MB) 2011
H.O.D. Landfill Superfund Site Green Space, Public Service Energizing a New Future: Alternative Energy and Recreational Reuse at the H.O.D. Landfill Superfund Site in Northern Illinois (PDF) (16 pp, 1.2 MB) 2014
Kansas City Structural Steel Commercial A New Community Gateway: Commercial Redevelopment at a Former Smelter - Kansas City Structural Steel Site in Kansas City, Kansas(12 pp, 6 MB) 2016
Libby Asbestos Site Green Space, Public Service, Residential Out of the Dust: Recreational Reuse After Vermiculite Mining at the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site in Libby, Montana (PDF) (18 pp, 2.8 MB) 2014
Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant Ecological Ancient Landscapes, Community History: Restoring and Celebrating a National Treasure, The Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant Superfund Site in Karnack, Texas (PDF)(12 pp, 4.4 MB) 2017
MacGillis & Gibbs Co. Superfund Site Commercial, Public Service, Residential Cleanup and Mixed-Use Revitalization in the Twin Cities: The MacGillis & Gibbs Superfund Site Property and New Brighton, Minnesota (PDF) (14 pp, 844 K) 2010
Martin-Marietta Sodyeco, Inc. Superfund Site Commercial, Green Space, Industrial Reclaim, Restore, Reinvent: Creating Jobs and Cleaner Energy - The Martin-Marietta, Sodyeco, Inc. Site in Charlotte, North Carolina (PDF) (16 pp, 5.7 MB) 2015
MDI Superfund Site Residential Linking Cleanup and Reuse: The MDI Superfund Site and Houston's Fifth Ward (PDF) (12 pp, 3.1 MB) 2008
Midvale Slag Superfund Site Commercial, Green Space, Public Service, Residential Cleanup and Mixed-Use Revitalization on the Wasatch Front: The Midvale Slag Superfund Site and Midvale City, Utah (PDF) (18 pp, 1.9 MB) 2011
Milltown Reservoir Sediments Site Commercial, Green Space Integrating the "3 Rs": Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment- The Milltown Reservoir Sediments Site and Missoula County, Montana (PDF)(14 pp, 2.3 MB) 2011
Quincy Smelter Site Ecological, Public Service, Recreational, Residential Quincy Smelter: From Stamp Sands to National Historic Park (PDF)(16 pp, 6 MB) 2017
Reilly Tar & Chemical Corp. (Indianapolis Plant) Superfund Site Commercial Utility-Scale Solar Energy Development: Reilly Tar & Chemical Corp. (Indianapolis Plant) Superfund Site (PDF) (14 pp, 5.8 MB) 2014
Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Superfund Site Green Space, Public Service Building on Mining History: Cleanup, Reuse and Community Resilience at the Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Superfund Site in Butte, Montana (PDF)(17 pp, 6.0 MB) 2014
South Point Plant Superfund Site Commercial, Public Service Cleanup and Industrial Revitalization in the Tri-State Region: The South Point Plant Superfund Site and Lawrence County, Ohio (PDF) (14 pp, 4.3 MB) 2009
Sullivan's Ledge Superfund Site Commercial Utility-Scale Solar Energy Development: The Sullivan's Ledge Superfund Site in New Bedford, Massachusetts (PDF)(14 pp, 3.5 MB) 2015
Tar Creek (Ottawa County) Superfund Site Agricultural, Ecological, Public Service, Recreational Tribal Leadership, Historic Preservation and Green Remediation: The Catholic 40 Cleanup Project in Northeast Oklahoma (PDF)(12 pp, 5.7 MB) 2015
Vertac Inc. Superfund Site Public Service Public-Sector Land Uses and Superfund Redevelopment: The Vertac, Inc. Site in Jacksonville, Arkansas (PDF) (12 pp, 5.8 MB) 2013
Wyckoff Company/Eagle Harbor Superfund Site Commercial, Green Space, Public Service, Recreational Restoration and Remembrance: Integrating Community Priorities and Cleanup Plans: The Wyckoff Company/Eagle Harbor Superfund Site on Bainbridge Island, Washington (PDF)(16 pp, 10.7 MB) 2016

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