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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

In 1999, after the completion of cleanup activities at the site, work began to restore the Alsco Community Park. Restoration of the 14-acre recreational park included planting 150 trees. The park now includes tennis courts, baseball fields, a utility building, pedestrian paths, picnic areas, open space and parking areas.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2018, 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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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.

The 1992 Record of Decision required the placement of institutional controls to protect against intrusive activity that would jeopardize the quality of the landfill cap. On January 18, 2000, a Declaration of Restrictive Covenants was recorded in the Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds Office. Additional information about the institutional controls are available in the 2018 Five-Year Review (PDF) (page 12). 

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