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Site: Bangor Gas Works
Location: Bangor, ME
Former Site Use: Coal gasification plant
Current Site Use: Supermarket and community park

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.


Highlighting Superfund Reuse Success
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Site Reuse Spotlight:
Redevelopment of Plainwell Paper portion of the Allied paper, Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo Superfund Site (PDF) (1 pg, 735K, About PDF) A successful public-private partnership has resulted in the historic preservation, adaptive reuse and mixed-use redevelopment of the Plainwell Paper portion of the Allied paper, Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo Superfund site in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

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Superfund Site Reuse Snapshot of the Month: Vertac, Inc.

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