Celebrating 15 Years of the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
Highlighting Superfund Reuse Success
Site Reuse Spotlights: Redevelopment of Jibboom Junkyard Superfund Site (PDF) (1 pg, 168K, About PDF)
Successful integration of the Jibboom Junkyard Superfund site in the the City of Sacramento's River District Redevelopment Area has transformed this formerly contaminated property into a scenic recreational destination along the Sacramento River.
Previous Site Reuse Spotlights
Superfund Site Reuse Snapshot of the Month: Benfield Industries
Superfund Redevelopment in the News
- The Pacific Sound Resources Superfund site is now part of a large, innovative shipping terminal and scenic shoreline park near downtown Seattle, Washington, alongside Elliott Bay. Learn more about local economic impacts of redevelopment at this site in the report Reuse and Benefit to the Community: Pacific Sound Resources Superfund Site (PDF) (8 pp, 1.3MB).
- The 75-acre Universal Oil Products (Chemical Division) Superfund site in East Rutherford, New Jersey, now supports shopping areas and a rail line, which connects a commuter line with nearby MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets. Learn more about local economic impacts of redevelopment at this site in the report Reuse and the Benefit to Community: Universal Oil Products (Chemical Division) Superfund Site (PDF) (6 pp, 1.2MB).
- The 280-acre Del Amo Superfund site in Los Angeles, California is now a dynamic industrial and commercial area home to businesses specializing in freight-forwarding, warehousing, distribution and logistics. Learn more about local economic impacts of continued uses and redevelopment at this site in the report Reuse and Benefit to the Community: Del Amo Superfund Site (PDF) (9 pp, 1.5MB).
Program Related News
- On February 20, 2014, at 2:30 pm EST, SRI hosted a free webinar entitled Area-Wide Planning, Superfund Sites, Environmental Justice and Green Infrastructure: Tying it All Together in the Freeport Community Planning Project. This webinar provided an in-depth look at the Freeport, Illinois, project and included topics such as restoring strained relationships between environmental justice communities and government agencies, reusing contaminated areas to improve neighborhood quality of life, and developing green and grey infrastructure strategies to reduce flood impacts on residential areas. Presenters used the Freeport Community Planning Project as a case study to show how strategically engaging an entire community in an SRI area-wide planning project can mend relationships and create forward momentum for positive neighborhood change. Visit the Clu-In website to view or download the presentations and related resources.
- SRI’s new video, Reuse Planning: Involving Communities in Decisions that Matter, highlights how the EPA’s reuse planning process involves communities in planning for the future use of Superfund sites.