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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

From 1959 until 1971, the 16-acre Lipari Landfill Superfund site operated as a landfill in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Over the course of EPA’s involvement with the site, EPA worked to create partnerships among the Borough of Pitman, affected communities surrounding the site, the State of New Jersey and the potentially responsible party (PRP), which enabled cleanup to proceed in a manner compatible with the local community’s redevelopment plans. EPA and the PRP cleaned up Alcyon Lake, a formerly contaminated area, and returned it to its former beauty. The lake reopened to the public in 1995. The community restored an adjacent racetrack property formerly used by EPA to manage the contaminated lake and marsh sediments during cleanup of Alcyon Lake. The property is now part of Alycon Park and features baseball fields, softball fields, a football field, two tournament-sized soccer fields, a picnic pavilion, bike path, concession stand, wildflower meadow, open play area, a nature trail, a paved and lighted parking lot and restored streams and marshes. Today, Alcyon Lake and Alcyon Park offer a recreational area for Pitman residents.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. View information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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