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  • Playground equipmentPlayground at the new Prickly Pear Creek Elementary School at the East Helena site.At the East Helena Superfund site in East Helena, Montana, cleanup of more than 100 years of contamination from American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) smelting facility operations and community revitalization illustrate how creativity, collaboration and dedication to community heritage, culture and the arts, education, recreation and economic development can create new opportunities for communities working with EPA and other project partners on Superfund cleanups.
    Coming to the Table: Community Revitalization in Montana, The East Helena Superfund and RCRA Site in East Helena, Montana (PDF)(16 pp, 14.7 MB)

  • On August 2, 2019, EPA Region 3 presented its Excellence in Site Reuse Award to Heritage Conservancy for their work to reuse the Croydon TCE Superfund site, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The event also celebrated the 20th Anniversary of EPA’s Superfund Redevelopment Initiative. Heritage Conservancy acquired 80 acres of the Croydon Site in 2016 and operates a preserve that is one of the last remaining coastal plain forests in Pennsylvania. The preserve provides publicly accessible green space in a developed area of Bucks County and is inhabited by many mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Heritage Conservancy also works closely with the local Little League and the nearby Keystone Elementary School to provide field trips and educational opportunities.
    Region 3 Excellence in Site Reuse Award

  • On July 31, 2019, EPA Region 9 presented its Excellence in Site Reuse Award to Operating Industries, Inc. Site Custodial Trust, the city of Monterey Park and M&M Realty Partners for their efforts to redevelop the Operating Industries Inc. Landfill Superfund site in Monterey Park, California. The site hosts a variety of commercial uses and additional redevelopment opportunities, including solar development potential, exist at the site. The event also celebrated the 20th Anniversary of EPA’s Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.
    Region 9 Excellence in Site Reuse Award 

  • On July 31, 2019, EPA Region 6 presented its Greenovations Award to Shadow Mountain Honey Company, Ide’s Gary Avenue Gold Honey, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and the site owner for their efforts to reuse the Tulsa Fuel and Manufacturing Superfund site in Collinsville, Oklahoma. The site is home to honeybee populations and ecological restoration of the site has taken place. The event also celebrated the 20th Anniversary of EPA’s Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.
    ​EPA Region 6 Greenovations and Excellence in Site Reuse Award

     
  • At the Big River Mine Tailings/St. Joe Mineral Corp. Superfund Site in St. Francois County, Missouri, cleanup has allowed residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, public services and agricultural uses to continue on site. Innovative redevelopment projects led by the private sector and local governments are helping to offset the loss of jobs from mine closures and are providing valuable community benefits.
    Reuse and the Benefit to Community: Big River Mine Tailings/St. Joe Mineral Corp. Superfund Site (PDF)
    (429 pp, 12 MB

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