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Superfund Reuse Success
Before and After
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Site: Bangor Gas Works
Location: Bangor, ME
Former Site Use: Coal gasification plant
Current Site Use: Supermarket and community park

Highlighting Superfund Reuse Success
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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.

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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.

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

Superfund Redevelopment in the News

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Program Related News

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  • On June 25, 2015, SRI will host Bringing Alternative Energy Projects to Superfund Sites-- the third webinar in SRI's 2015 Quarterly Webinar Series. Registration is free and open to the public.
  • On April 21, 2015, SRI hosted How to Bring about Ecological Revitalization on Contaminated Lands– the second webinar in SRI's 2015 Quarterly Webinar Series. The archived webinar is available online.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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