What's New in Superfund Redevelopment

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  • Collaboration among state and federal partners, developers and local stakeholders returned a former brake manufacturing facility to reuse as a commercial shopping mall. Today, businesses at Stratford Crossing Shopping Center provide nearly 430 jobs, nearly $11.7 million in estimated annual employee income and over $101.1 million in estimated annual business sales revenues.
    Reuse and the Benefit to Community: Raymark Industries, Inc. Superfund Site (PDF)(9 pp, 1.3 MB)

  • After accelerated cleanup of this former wood-treating site in Mississippi finished under budget and ahead of the schedule, the community moved forward with reuse plans to address several local priorities. Today, the site is home to a community center, an animal shelter, a dog park, parking, trail connections and habitat for pollinators. This case study explores the strategies and working relationships that have made the site’s reuse possible.
    Finding a Good Home: Community Benefits for People and Pets, The Davis Timber Company Superfund Site in Lamar County, Mississippi (PDF)
    (14 pp, 7.6 MB)
  • Coordination among site stakeholders at the PJP Landfill Superfund site has allowed long-time facilities to remain open for business and made possible the construction of the Prologis Pulaski Distribution Center. Today, new and long-time businesses on site support the local economy, providing about 1,225 jobs, nearly $51 million in estimated annual employee income and over $1.8 billion in estimated annual business sales revenues. This once-vacant landfill now also hosts wetland habitat, green space and a riverfront walkway, with additional recreation plans on the horizon.
    Reuse and the Benefit to Community: PJP Landfill Superfund Site (PDF)(11 pp, 2.2 MB)

  • At the Bayou Verdine site in Louisiana, EPA and Phillips 66 optimized the cleanup for ecological revitalization. This innovative project created a bioswale to connect a pond at the site to the bayou, greatly improving the area’s ecological resources. In addition, the capped surface was seeded with native wildflowers to provide habitat for pollinators.
    Ecological Revitalization on the Bayou: Bayou Verdine in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (PDF)(10 pp, 6.7 MB)

Program Related News

  • On Wednesday, December 7, 2016; 3:30-5:00 PM (EST), SRI hosted Re-imagining the Future of Mining Sites -- the first webinar in SRI's 2017 Quarterly Webinar Series. Archived webinars are available online.
  • SRI’s Region 6 Superfund Redevelopment Coordinator Casey Luckett Snyder has been honored with the 2016 EPA National Notable Achievement Award for her efforts in Advancing Innovation and Sustainability in Cleanup Practice in the Superfund program. The award recognizes Casey’s work with Potentially Responsible Party Phillips 66 to pursue a cleanup and environmental restoration project at the Bayou Verdine removal site. Region 6 had also recognized Phillips 66 and several other stakeholders involved with the Bayou Verdine site with the 2015 Greenovations Award for their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. Congratulations, Casey, and thank you for all your hard work!
    Video: Restoring the Bayou Verdine: Improving Our Communities Exit

     EPA’s Jim Woolford (left) and Region 6 Superfund Division Director Carl Edlund (second from right) with Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality award recipients Amy Brittain (second from left) and Dustin Davidson (right).
  • Congratulations to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality on being 2016 recipients of EPA’s State Excellence in Supporting Reuse Award! This award is given annually in recognition of state partners whose work enhances community quality of life, ensures the long-term protectiveness of site remedies, supports long-term stewardship of the environment, and facilitates safe and beneficial reuse.

  • Kira Lynch, the Superfund Redevelopment Coordinator for EPA’s Region 10, has been recognized by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists with the 2016 Edward J. Cleary Award Exit. She received the honor as an outstanding performer in the management of environmental protection enterprises conducted under public/private auspices and for demonstrating exemplary professional conduct, personal leadership, originality in devising new environmental protection techniques and sensitivity and responsiveness to social, economic, and political factors in environmental protection. This is the first time since 1985 that an EPA employee has been honored with the award. Congratulations, Kira, and thank you for all your hard work!

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