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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

Located in a rural part of Dutchess County, New York, the 57-acre Jones Sanitation Superfund site includes wetland and wooded areas. The property owner disposed of septic and industrial wastes on site from 1956 to 1979. Over time, disposal activities contaminated groundwater and soil with heavy metals, oils, grease and volatile organic compounds. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1987. In 1990, EPA took over the management of the site response and investigations from the state. Cleanup activities included the excavation, on-site consolidation and capping of contaminated soils, and monitoring of site groundwater. Restrictions on the site prevent development on the cap and the use of groundwater without prior EPA approval. EPA completed the site cleanup in 2001 and deleted the site from the NPL in 2005. The successful cleanup of the site allowed for the beneficial reuse of the property. Today, a cleared portion of the site serves as a parking and truck storage area. The cleanup also enabled ecological protection of wetlands and wooded areas of the site.

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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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