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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Redevelopment at the Site

The 30-acre Scovill Industrial Landfill Superfund site is located in Waterbury, Connecticut. From 1919 until the mid-1970s, the Scovill Manufacturing Company used the site as a landfill. By the mid-1990s, developers had built condominiums, apartment buildings, small commercial buildings and a shopping mall on the 18-acre southern portion of the site. The northern portion of the site is an undeveloped 6.8-acre parcel, known as the Calabrese parcel. The Calabrese parcel was in the early stages of development for a proposed elderly housing complex when excavation activities uncovered industrial wastes. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection removed 2,300 tons of contaminated soil and 19 capacitors from the Calabrese parcel, placed a temporary soil cap over the area and fenced the area. EPA then placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2000. In 2004, EPA provided assistance to the City of Waterbury to undertake a reuse planning process for the site and to develop future land use recommendations for the undeveloped Calabrese parcel. In 2013, EPA selected the cleanup plan for the site. Cleanup activities include performing a study to better define the extent of soil contamination and assessing the risk associated with contaminated vapors that could move from groundwater through building slabs. Installation of a system to address contaminated vapors from groundwater moving through building slabs took place at an on-site building. At the developed 18-acre part of the site, cleanup also includes removal of contaminated soil, backfilling with clean soil, replacing pavement and vegetation, and implementing institutional controls.  For the Calabrese parcel, cleanup includes installation of a landfill cap and implementation of institutional controls. Cleanup activities are ongoing.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2017, EPA had data on 17 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 182 people and generated an estimated $9,902,090 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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