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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 15-acre Site is located in High Falls, New York. Since the 1960s, site operators conducted industrial activities on site including metal finishing, wet spray painting and store fixture manufacturing.  In 1994, testing revealed contaminants affected water in at least 70 homes near the site. EPA placed the Site on the Superfund program’s NPL in 1999. Cleanup activities included the removal and off-site disposal of contaminated soil and waste. Groundwater cleanup actions included the construction and operation of a groundwater removal and treatment plant.

In 2007, EPA completed construction of a new public water supply system to provide potable water to the residences or businesses impacted by Site groundwater contamination. In 2008, EPA addressed additional groundwater contamination found in the plume located furthest from the site. In 2011, EPA transferred the treatment portion of the Site operations to NYSDEC. EPA continues to monitor the Site's far-field groundwater plume.

Kithkin Corp. purchased part of the Site property in 1993 and now leases the building to several commercial businesses, including a small woodworking company and an arts initiative project. EPA’s cleanup plan allowed the on-site businesses to continue operating throughout cleanup activities.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2019, EPA had data on 4 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 11 people and generated an estimated $1,456,000 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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