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Superfund Site Use Spotlights: Cultural and Historical Resources

Superfund sites are about much more than contamination. Many have long histories, with notable buildings and striking landscapes that reflect vital community heritage. From stops on the underground railroad to ancestral tribal lands, from national heritage sites, museums and memorials to former industrial centers, Superfund cleanups offer a unique opportunity to preserve areas of cultural and historical significance.

This page highlights sites with cultural and historical resources. Please click on individual sites to learn more.

Site Name State Region NPL Status Other Site Uses
Big Tex Grain Co. Texas 6 Non-NPL  
Arlington Blending & Packaging Tennessee 4 Final Athletic Fields
Li Tungsten Corp. New York 2 Final Core Infrastructure
Grand Traverse Overall Supply Co. Michigan 5 Final  
Big River Mine Tailings/St. Joe Minerals Corp. Missouri 7 Final Core Infrastructure
Anaconda Co. Smelter Montana 8 Final Athletic Fields
Capped Site
California Gulch Colorado 8 Final Athletic Fields
Central City, Clear Creek Colorado 8 Final  
Commencement Bay, Near Shore/Tide Flats Washington 10 Final Core Infrastructure
Tribal Lands
Croydon TCE Pennsylvania 3 Final  
Chisman Creek Virginia 3 Final Athletic Fields
Capped Site
Curtis Speciality Papers, Inc. New Jersey 2 Final  
DeRewal Chemical Co. New Jersey 2 Final  
Eastern Surplus Maine 1 Final  
Eastland Woolen Mill Maine 1 Final  
Ely Copper Mine Vermont 1 Final  
Lower Duwamish Waterway Washington 10 Final Tribal Lands
Marathon Battery Corp. New York 2 Deleted  
Milltown Reservoir/Clark Fork River Montana 8 Final Core Infrastructure
Newtown Creek New York 2 Final  
Ogden Railroad Yard Utah 8 Non-NPL Athletic Fields
Core Infrastructure
Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Montana 8 Final Athletic Fields
Capped Site
Onondaga Lake New York 2 Final Tribal Lands
Allied Paper, Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Michigan 5 Final Capped Site
Calhoun Park Area South Carolina 4 Non-NPL Core Infrastructure
Capped Site
Fletcher's Paint Works & Storage New Hampshire 1 Final Capped Site
Libby Asbestos Site Montana 8 Final Capped Site
Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. (Saratoga Springs Plant) New York 2 Final Capped Site
Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump Massachusetts 1 Final Capped Site
Peterson/Puritan, Inc. Rhode Island 1 Final Capped Site
Pownal Tannery Vermont 1 Final Core Infrastructure
Capped Site
Solvents Recovery Service of New England Connecticut 1 Final Capped Site
Torch Lake Michigan 5 Final Core Infrastructure
Capped Site
Wildcat Landfill Delaware 3 Deleted Capped Site
Wyckoff Co./Eagle Harbor Washington 10 Final Capped Site
Cascade Park Gasification Plant Florida 4 Non-NPL Capped Site
Core Infrastructure
Gowanus Canal New York 2 Final Capped Site
Green Remediation
Indian Bend Wash Area Arizona 9 Final  
Roebling Steel Co. New Jersey 2 Final Capped Site
Core Infrastructure
Smeltertown Site Colorado 8 Proposed Capped Site