Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

MARATHON BATTERY CORP.
COLD SPRINGS, NY

Redevelopment

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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 Scenic Hudson Land Trust purchased an 85-acre parcel of land along the Hudson, which included East Foundry Marsh and Cove, which are part of the Marathon Battery Company site. The EPA and the Trust entered into a Prospective Purchaser Agreement that enabled the Trust to redevelop the site without liability for any previous site contamination. The Trust added hiking trails for public use and renovated the site to highlight points of interest reflecting its Civil War industrial history and its National Historic Site status. The 12-acre empty parcel which once contained the former battery factory is now privately owned and awaiting redevelopment. 

Now safe for public use and natural habitat, the site’s transformation benefits local residents and wildlife alike.


 

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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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