Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

STANDARD CHLORINE OF DELAWARE, INC.
NEW CASTLE, DE

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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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2016, 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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Renewable Energy at the Site

EPA, in accordance with the RE-Powering America’s Land initiative, selected the Standard Chlorine of Delaware Superfund Site for a feasibility study of renewable energy production.  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provided technical assistance for this project. The purpose of this report is to assess the Site for a possible photovoltaic (PV) system installation and estimate the cost, performance and Site impacts of different PV options.  EPA and DNREC are actively working to identify a commercial partner to facilitate construction of a solar array on the OU3 cap.

NREL Feasibility Study Report

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Activity and Use Limitations

At this site, activity and use limitations that EPA calls institutional controls are in place. Institutional controls play an important role in site remedies because they reduce exposure to contamination by limiting land or resource use. They also guide human behavior. For instance, zoning restrictions prevent land uses – such as residential uses – that are not consistent with the level of cleanup. For more background, see Institutional Controls.

Institutional Controls restrict future land use to commercial, light industrial or parkland purposes. Any future onsite construction must not interfere with the integrity of the cleanup remedies in place.

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