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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 Ringwood Mines/Landfill Superfund site is located in Ringwood Borough, New Jersey. The site includes 500 acres of historic iron ore mines. From the 1700s until the early 1900s, mining operations took place at the site. Beginning in the 1960s, Ford Motor Company’s Mahwah facility used the site as a disposal area for paint sludge and other waste. EPA identified widespread contamination in soil and groundwater, prompting EPA to add the site to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. After completing cleanup activities, EPA deleted the site from the NPL in 1994. After the site’s deletion from the NPL, the discovery of additional contamination at the site, prompted EPA to restore the site to the NPL in 2006. Since 2004, cleanup activities have included removal of additional landfilled paint sludge and contaminated soil from the site. Today, an industrial refuse disposal area, a municipal recycling center, the Ringwood Borough garage, a state park with rugged forest and open vegetated areas and 50 private homes are located on site. Investigation and cleanup activities continue at the site.

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Supporting Documents

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 5 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 16 people and generated an estimated $4,300,000 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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Case Studies and Success Stories

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