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Sustainable Redevelopment at Superfund Sites

EPA’s mission is to protect healthy communities and advance environmental protection. Through partnerships, programs and initiatives, the Agency is working to help places around the country develop in more environmentally and economically sustainable ways.

Communities nationwide are looking for new opportunities to sustain jobs and economic development, protect their natural resources and public health, and strengthen quality of life for all citizens.

These Web pages highlight resources available to help incorporate sustainability tools and approaches into the Superfund redevelopment process. The links below provide information on a range of resources that can inform and support sustainable revitalization of Superfund sites. The Innovative Redevelopment at Superfund Sites: Supporting Healthy, Sustainable and Equitable Communities (PDF) (10 pp, 6.9MB, About PDF) fact sheet series also highlights innovative projects at Superfund sites that are supporting healthy, sustainable and equitable communities.

Re-energizing Contaminated Land: Alternative Energy Reuse at Superfund Sites – Explore opportunities for Superfund sites to support renewable and alternative energy production, supporting jobs and diversifying local economies.

Ecological Revitalization: Restoring Lands – Discover tools and resources available to help restore natural systems, revitalizing parks, wildlife habitat, farmland and forests.

Smart Growth: Revitalizing Communities – Learn more about locating a range of land uses on Superfund sites to address multiple community priorities.

Recreation: Community Health and Wellness - Check out information that can help communities turn Superfund sites into recreation destinations, including sports fields, golf courses, playgrounds, trails and other uses.

Green Infrastructure: Thinking Regionally – Read about tools and resources to help communities manage their natural assets for a range of civic benefits, including stormwater management and improved air and water quality.

Green Buildings and Sustainable Landscapes: Building Economies, Conserving Resources – Explore resources to pursue innovative building and landscape designs that support healthier living and economic revitalization.

Environmental Education: Building Long-Term Capacities – Learn about ways to turn Superfund sites into classrooms, helping all ages learn about environmental science, ecology and community history.