March 11, 2019

Using Private Investment as a Catalyst for Remediation and Redevelopment of Superfund Sites

Colleen Kokas

Photo credit: Environmental Liability Transfer, Inc. (ELT).

A Case Study of the Purchase and Redevelopment of Two Superfund Sites in California

List, sample, design, remediate, delist. This is how the process for sites formally designated as Superfund sites was originally envisioned. One thing never considered in the early days of the Superfund program was the possible reuse of these sites; after all, these sites represented those that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded posed the greatest potential risk to human health and the environment. 

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