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Commercial development on the MacGillis and Gibbs site in New Brighton Minnesota.

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Ecological remediation and revitalization underway at the Milltown Reservoir site in Milltown, Montana.

Below are several case studies and videos illustrating how some of the resources described in this website have been successfully implemented to bring Superfund sites back to beneficial use.

Case Studies
  • MacGillis & Gibbs/Bell Lumber and Pole Company (PDF) (14 pp, 844K, About PDF), New Brighton, Minnesota – This case study documents how the City of New Brighton was able to purchase the property from the bankrupt site owner through a prospective purchaser agreement with EPA and incorporate the land into the commercial revitalization of this urban area.
  • Midvale Slag (PDF) (18 pp, 1.9MB, About PDF), Midvale, Utah – This case study examines how EPA used key site decision documents and a Ready for Reuse Determination to support the site’s reuse, how Midvale City leveraged partnerships and resources to prepare the site for development, and how EPA and Midvale City worked together to develop an institutional control management system to ensure the successful long-term stewardship of the site’s remedy.
  • Milltown Reservoir Sediments (PDF) (14 pp, 2.3MB, About PDF), Milltown, Montana – This case study explores how EPA and state agencies used outreach and coordination to support the site’s remediation and restoration and how local communities leveraged partnerships and resources to help make the state park a reality.
  • South Point Plant (PDF) (14 pp, 4.4MB, About PDF), South Point, Ohio – This case study reviews the lessons learned by local governments, business owners, and state and federal regulators, who developed creative solutions and used innovative tools that have resulted in local regional economic revitalization at The Point industrial park.
  • EPA and AMA Partnership – This video commemorates the fifth anniversary of EPA's partnership with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).
  • Life After Superfund – This video highlights how cleanup and redevelopment allowed the community to reclaim useful land at the Woolfolk Superfund Site in Georgia.
  • Overcoming Barriers: Mary Alice Park, Arlington, Tennessee – This video showcases the successful completion of Mary Alice Park, once the Arlington Blending & Packaging Superfund site.
  • From Midvale Slag to Bingham Junction – This video presents how a complex multi-stakeholder process helped turn a contaminated former mining site into a mixed-use redevelopment in the heart of Salt Lake Valley.