Superfund Redevelopment Initiative 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 also be accessed below.
Previous SRI Webinars
Superfund and Cultural Competence - Building a Foundation for Effective Community Engagement
August 2nd, 2:00-3:30 PM EDT
This webinar shared how understanding cultural competence skills and tools can help people connect across difference or perceived difference and work together more effectively. This webinar deepened participants’ understanding of what culture is and how it impacts Superfund work, and demonstrated through a series of case studies how becoming culturally competent can improve remedial outcomes, prepare job trainees for successfully entering the workforce, and improve dynamics of remedial teams whose members have different areas of expertise.
Bringing Industrial Reuse to Superfund Sites
February 27th, 2:00-3:30 PM EDT
This webinar shared how EPA plays a central role in facilitating the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated industrial sites by bringing together key parties. EPA works with stakeholders to negotiate settlement agreements, resolve competing liens and ensure future reuse is compatible with the cleanup. Collaborative work at two industrial sites, the Buckbee-Mears site in Cortland, New York, and the Tex Tin Superfund site in Texas City, Texas, positioned them for successful industrial reuse outcomes, advancing economic development opportunities throughout the community.
Supporting Healthy Communities: A Superfund Opportunity
March 20, 2017, 2:00 – 3:30PM, EDT
Superfund site reuse provides an opportunity for communities to pursue local public health priorities, including access to new health services as well as recreation resources. This webinar focused on public health-related reuses at Superfund sites. Presentations highlighted case study examples of these projects, including the Jacksonville Ash and Brown’s Dump sites in Jacksonville, Florida.
Restoring Superfund Sites to Public Good
May 15, 2017, 2:00 – 3:30PM EDT
This webinar highlighted examples of successful public service-related redevelopment at Superfund sites and provided lessons learned on how EPA and local municipalities worked together to make reuse happen. Local governments across the country that own and acquire Superfund sites are restoring these properties for beneficial public uses ranging from roads and utilities to recreational resources. This webinar also highlighted the PREPARED Workbook as a tool to assist local governments with contaminated property acquisitions.
SRI Webinar: Restoring Superfund Sites to Public Good (PDF)(1 pg, 877 K, About PDF)
Opportunities for Reuse at Capped Sites
June 14th, 2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT
This webinar shared lessons learned from the successful reuse and assessment of capped sites. Former landfills, abandoned dumps, and other contaminated sites throughout the United States, once thought to be of limited value, are being transformed into viable commercial and industrial developments, parks and other recreational areas, and wildlife areas. With forethought and effective planning, communities and site stakeholders can return sites to productive use without jeopardizing the effectiveness of a remedial cap.
Regional Water Availability and Superfund: Generating a Valuable Resource at Phoenix-Goodyear Airport Area
January 13, 2016 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, EDT
This webinar shared in-depth information about strategies stakeholders have used to work together to reuse treated groundwater from the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport Area Superfund site. Presentations highlighted specific water reuse activities and the benefits realized by the City of Goodyear, potentially responsible parties (PRPs) and local businesses. Webinar participants learned how the cleanup design enabled the continued operation of businesses on site, ensured the availability of clean water and significant cost savings to the City, and resulted in the reuse of billions of gallons of treated groundwater annually.
Ecological Revitalization and Contaminated Sites
March 17, 2016, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, EDT
This webinar provided an overview of how restoring local ecosystems as part of the cleanup and reuse of contaminated properties can enhance remedies, strengthen community interest and provide significant environmental benefits. The webinar featured a case study of the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant Fly Ash site in Kingston, Tennessee, describing how restoration efforts went beyond cleanup requirements. The participants learned how TVA Kingston Fossil Plant Fly Ash site ecological revitalization supported natural habitats and diverse native species.
Waterfront Reuse in EPA Region 2: Providing Riverfront Access
June 15, 2016, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, EDT
This webinar discussed the importance of reuse at and near riverfront contaminated properties. Reuse efforts can include habitat restoration as well as the creation of recreational and green space amenities. Presentations highlighted waterfront projects at Superfund sites in New York and New Jersey as well as projects by The Trust for Public Land.
Protecting Pollinators through Sustainable Superfund Reuse
September 8, 2016, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, EDT
This SRI webinar explored the sustainable and conscientious reuse of Superfund sites and other blighted properties as pollinator habitats. The webinar shared how EPA has worked alongside federal and private partners to support the development and maintenance of pollinator habitat. Speakers shared case studies of and resources for the development of pollinator habitat.
Re-imagining the Future of Mining Sites
December 7, 2016, 3:30 - 5:00PM EST
This webinar showed how EPA works with mining stakeholders, including other federal agencies, states, local groups and industries, not only to address the serious health and environmental challenges posed by some mining practices, but also to support the reuse of these areas to benefit the surrounding community. This webinar explored the broad spectrum of safe and productive reuses possible at mining sites and presented a case study highlighting several of these reuses in practice at a mining site near Salt Lake City, Utah.
Risk Management and Assessing Liability: Helping Communities Pursue Reuse Opportunities at Contaminated Properties
How to Bring about Ecological Revitalization on Contaminated Lands
Bringing Alternative Energy Projects to Superfund Sites
Green Infrastructure: Reusing Superfund Sites and Promoting Sustainable Communities
Area-Wide Planning, Superfund Sites, Environmental Justice and Green Infrastructure: Tying it All Together in the Freeport Community Planning Project
Superfund and Renewable Energy: Promising Future for Sites with a Contaminated Past
Reuse Opportunities on Capped Superfund Sites
Capped Superfund Site Reuse: In-Depth Case Studies
USEPA Superfund Program Landfill Methane-to-Energy Pilot (PDF) (8 pp, 84 K, About PDF)
Role of Landfill Gas to Energy in Landfill Remediation (PDF) (30 pp, 1.1MB)
South Side Landfill LFG Recovery and Utilization" A Look at the Past with An Eye to the Future (PDF) (17 pp, 1.2MB)
Renewable Energy Pre-Feasibility Analysis at Apache Powder Superfund Site
Welcome to the Superfund Redevelopment Webinar Series: An Introduction to the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (PDF) (31 pp, 1.9MB)
Working Reuse and Redevelopment Into the Superfund Cleanup Process (PDF) (53 pp, 1.8MB) June
Community Based Reuse Planning (PDF) (92 pp, 5.1MB)
Calumet Container: Ecological Revitalization and Reuse at a Time-Critical Removal Action Site (PDF) (18 pp, 2MB)
Working with Local Governments: Midvale Slag Case Study (PDF) (62 pp, 1.7MB)