Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
Highlighting Superfund Reuse Success
Site Reuse Spotlights:
Renewable Energy Reuse of Shaffer Landfill portion of the Iron Horse Park Superfund Site (PDF) (1 pg, 364K, About PDF) Collaboration between EPA, solar developers, and local and state parties enables reuse of a former landfill at the Iron Horse Park Superfund site in Billerica, Massachusetts, for renewable energy.
Commercial Opportunities Result from Redevelopment of Kansas City Structural Steel Site (PDF) (1 pg, 384K) The Argentine neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas, now benefits from the commercial redevelopment of a former steel fabrication facility at the Kansas City Structural Steel site.
Superfund Site Reuse Snapshot of the Month: Vertac, Inc.
Superfund Redevelopment in the News
In April 2015, EPA deleted the Midvale Slag Superfund site from the National Priorities List. With cleanup complete, the City of Midvale has transformed the site into Bingham Junction, a thriving mixed use community providing housing, commercial space, recreational opportunities, ecological habitat and more. On Monday, April 20th, EPA Region 8 recognized the City of Midvale, Salt Lake County and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality with Environmental Achievement Awards for Excellence in Site Reuse for their roles in transforming the site.
News Article: Former Midvale slag site called cleanup model for nation
- Over a decade of metal degreasing and refurbishing operations, including the overhaul of military aircraft components, left the SMS Instruments, Inc. Superfund site in Deer Park, New York, contaminated and in need of remediation. Now the site is in commercial reuse and providing employment opportunities, income and tax revenue to the community. Learn more about local economic benefits of redevelopment at this site in the report Reuse and the Benefit to Community: SMS Instruments, Inc. Superfund Site (PDF) (4 pp, 1.1MB).
- A former chemical and glue manufacturing facility now supports a bustling regional transportation center, a thriving commercial and light industrial area, restored wetlands and open space at the Industri-Plex Superfund site in Woburn, Massachusetts. Learn more about local economic benefits of redevelopment at this site in the report Reuse and the Benefit to Community: Industri-Plex Superfund Site (PDF) (11 pp, 1.6MB).
- On March 10, 2015, EPA Region 4 presented Chuck and Gayle Davis, and the Hub City Humane Society with an Excellence in Site Reuse award for their efforts to reuse the Davis Timber Superfund site in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The site that once housed a timber processing and wood treating facility now supports an animal shelter and community center.
News Article: Animal shelter, property owners get EPA reuse award for old Davis Timber Superfund site
Program Related News
- The Northern Birmingham Community Coalition completed the Northern Birmingham Revitalization Action Plan (PDF) (36 pp, 7.5MB) in January 2015. U.S. EPA sponsored the formation of the Coalition to plan for the future of the communities of northern Birmingham, which face many economic, environmental and social challenges. The Coalition seeks to bring together residents, community representatives and government agencies to address issues of environmental cleanup, enforcement and community investment. Together, they have forged a shared vision and are working to create positive community change through implementation of this Action Plan.
- On April 21, 2015, SRI will host How to Bring about Ecological Revitalization on Contaminated Lands-- the second webinar in SRI's 2015 Quarterly Webinar Series. Registration is free and open to the public.
- SRI has completed a regional economic report for each region. These reports tell a story about the role of Superfund in each EPA region and the beneficial effects of reusing formerly contaminated properties. These reports summarize and synthesize economic data collected for Superfund sites within an EPA region. They also summarize economic data at the state-level and highlight successes.