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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

Whitpain Township maintains ownership of the Park parcel and oversees the administration of the public park. Future use plans for the Park parcel include a public park and open space.

The Wissahickon Waterfowl Preserve (WWP) currently maintains ownership of the Reservoir parcel and continues to use the property as a waterfowl preserve. The WWP installed amenities along West Maple Street to promote bird watching and improve the aesthetic value of the area.

Future use of the Asbestos Pile parcel is unknown at this time. The Asbestos Pile Parcel has a soil cover and future use activities will be coordinated with EPA and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP).

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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.

ICs are in place to prevent distrubing the cover of the caps in place. Additional information about the ICs is available in the 2018 Record of Decision (PDF) (ROD) (page 71).

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