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What's New in Superfund Redevelopment

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  • Tex Tin Superfund SiteThis former smelter was once responsible for almost half of the world’s tin production. Today, the site has been cleaned up and redeveloped and is once again in productive use, supporting nearby industries and communities. It is now home to the Texas City Terminal, a bulk storage facility that receives and stores crude oil and distributes the oil via pipeline to area refineries, as well as a storage and laydown area. As a result of an innovative cleanup approach and a strong EPA presence in the field, the site went from being relisted on the Superfund program’s NPL to remedy completion in just over five years.

    Collaboration and Innovation Lead to Expedited Cleanup and Industrial Redevelopment: The Tex Tin Corp. Superfund Site in Texas City, Texas (PDF) (14 pp, 10.6 MB)

  • On November 29, 2018, Region 8 Administrator Doug Benevento presented an Excellence in Site Reuse Award to the city of Libby, Montana, and other stakeholders for the cleanup and redevelopment of operable unit 1 at the Libby Asbestos Superfund site. Today, the area has been transformed into Riverfront Park, a crown jewel for Libby that is used for community gatherings, weddings and celebrations, including Libby’s annual Riverfront Blues festival. During the award ceremony, Region 8 also shared a new video highlighting the cleanup and revitalization of the Libby Asbestos site.

    EPA Announcement
    Region 8 Excellence in Site Reuse Award
    Pride and Perseverance: Community Engagement and EPA Cleanup of the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site (Video) Exit

  • On October 26, the East Central Oklahoma Family Health Center, Inc. (ECOFHC) opened on the Eagle-Picher Henryetta site in Henryetta, Oklahoma. The community health center will provide primary health, dental health and behavioral health care services. During the opening ceremony, Region 6 presented their Excellence in Site Reuse Award to the East Central Oklahoma Family Health Center, Inc. (ECOFHC) and the city of Henryetta for their successful collaboration and beneficial reuse of the site.
    EPA Announcement

    Region 6 Excellence in Site Reuse Award
    ODEQ and EPA Help Launch ECO Family Health Center (video) Exit

    EPA and award recipientsEPA staff and award recipients celebrate the opening of the East Central Oklahoma Family Health Center, Inc. (ECOFHC) opened on the Eagle-Picher Henryetta site in Henryetta, Oklahoma. From left to right: Erin Chancellor, Region 6 Chief of Staff; Ken Wagner, Senior Advisor for the EPA Administrator; Anne Idsal, Region 6 Regional Administrator; Donna Dyer, CEO East Central Oklahoma Family Health Center; Jennifer Munholland, Mayor of Henryetta, Oklahoma; and Casey Luckett, Region 6 Superfund Redevelopment Coordinator.
  • In Indiana, Kokomo city government led the successful redevelopment of the Continental Steel Superfund site. Once an abandoned steel manufacturing plant, the site now serves as an excellent model of mixed-use redevelopment supporting recreational soccer facilities, solar energy production, flood mitigation, road improvements and boat ramp access.
    From Steel to Solar and Soccer: Mixed-Use Redevelopment in Indiana at the Continental Steel Superfund Site in Kokomo, Indiana (PDF)(24 pp, 4.2 MB)

     

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