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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

During the 1970s, illegal dumping of chemical wastes occurred at the 39-acre Forest Glen Mobile Home Subdivision Superfund site in Niagara Falls, New York. Developers inadequately covered an 11-acre area of the site formerly used for dumping. From the mid-1970s to 1980s, a mobile home park occupied this area. In 1987, an EPA site assessment found soil and groundwater contamination at the site. EPA added the site to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. In 1990, permanent relocation of the 53 families who resided in the subdivision began. Cleanup activities included placing a fence around the site to prevent access, removing contaminated soil, consolidating contaminated soil in the former subdivision area and capping the area. The site’s extraction system removes contaminated groundwater from the site for treatment at the Niagara Falls Waste Water Treatment Plant. Groundwater monitoring and treatment continues. The land use at the site changed in 1999 from residential to commercial and industrial. In 2003, redevelopment of the site took place with the construction of a one-story 40,000 square foot commercial building over the cap. Today, the building operates as a distribution facility.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2019, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed one person and generated an estimated $3,458,000 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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