Frequent Questions

How does the EPA promote economic redevelopment at Superfund sites?

EPA has embarked on a national effort, called the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative, to help communities return Superfund sites to productive use. In pursuing its mission of cleaning up the nation's worst hazardous waste sites, EPA has always recognized the importance of considering future use opportunities. Now, with this initiative, it has put in place a coordinated national program to make sure that at every cleanup site the EPA and its partners have an effective process and the necessary tools and information needed to fully explore future use before cleanup remedies are implemented. This gives the Agency the best chance of making its remedies consistent with the likely future use of a site. This, in turn, gives communities the best opportunity to realize productive futures for sites that have been made safe.

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