SAEGERTOWN INDUSTRIAL AREA
On this page:
- About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
- Redevelopment at the Site
- Economic Activity at the Site
- Activity and Use Limitations
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.
Redevelopment at the Site
Groundwater treatment and industrial operations continue at the site. The LORD Corporation continues to produce adhesives, urethane coatings and rubber chemicals at the site. Properties that were cleaned up and deleted from the site and National Priority List (NPL) were cleared for redevelopment and land is used for both the Borough Township Hall and Fire Station. Additionally, a public supply drinking water well was installed on the property and is successfully operating.
Economic Activity at the Site
As of December 2019, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 230 people and generated an estimated $72,187,500 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.
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 are in place to restricts groundwater use. Additional information about the institutional controls are available in the 2017 Five-Year Review (PDF) (page 7-9).