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Site: Auburn Road
Location: Londonderry, NH
Site Size: 12 acres
Former Site Use: Waste disposal area
Current Site Use: Model airplane flying field

Advancing Beneficial Superfund Reuse: A Timeline of SRI's First 15 Years
15 Years of Superfund Redevelopment
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Dan Flynn from the International Soccer Foundation, former Senators John Warner and Chuck Robb, and former EPA Administrator Carol Browner confer prior to announcing EPA’s new Superfund Redevelopment Initiative on July 23, 1999.
(Photograph source: Avtex Fibers Exit Disclaimer)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, marks 15 years since former EPA Administrator Carol Browner announced the creation of a new initiative to restore Superfund sites to productive use. EPA announced the formation of the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative at the Avtex Fibers Superfund site in Front Royal, Virginia. The Avtex site continues to showcase how the local Economic Development Authority, responsible parties for cleanup and the community can work with EPA to return Superfund sites to beneficial use. Today, Avtex is one of over 800 Superfund sites across the nation supporting continued use, active reuse or planned reuse activities. On this fifteenth anniversary, SRI remains committed to working with communities to support the appropriate and beneficial return to use of all Superfund sites.

Key Activities in Superfund Redevelopment History

Highlighting Superfund Reuse Success

Site Reuse Spotlights:
Redevelopment of Davis Timber Company Superfund Site (PDF) (1 pg, 201K, About PDF) Community vision and site owner commitment to reuse have resulted in the successful return to use of the Davis Timber Superfund site in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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Source: City of Bellingham

Redevelopment of Oeser Company Superfund Site (PDF) (1 pg, 192K) Collaborative cleanup efforts and master planning activities by the City of Bellingham, Washington, enabled the restoration of Little Squalicum Park on the Oeser Co. Superfund site.

Previous Site Reuse Spotlights

Superfund Site Reuse Snapshot of the Month: Palmerton Zinc Pile

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