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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 Old Roosevelt Field Contaminated Ground Water Area Superfund site is located in the Village of Garden City, New York. Between 1911 and 1951, the site supported private and military aviation activities. Now the aviation field is home to a shopping mall. Prior to 1951, site operations included the use of chlorinated solvents for aircraft manufacturing, maintenance and repair operations during and after World War II. Site activities resulted in the contamination of public supply wells and groundwater. EPA added the site to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2000. Cleanup activities included the installation of six groundwater extraction wells and the construction of a groundwater treatment system. The site received $10 million of American Resource and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding in 2009. EPA used the funds for groundwater cleanup activities. Construction of the treatment system began in March 2011 and ended in July 2015.


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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2019, EPA had data on 412 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 5,614 people and generated an estimated $1,061,643,721 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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