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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 1,500 Martin-Marietta, Sodyeco, Inc. Superfund site is located about 10 miles west of Charlotte, North Carolina. The site was home to various chemical companies for many years, beginning in 1936. In 1982, EPA found contaminants in ground and surface waters on the site. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. EPA’s cleanup included capping and disposing of waste materials and soil, and treating groundwater. EPA deleted the site from the NPL in February 2012.

Industrial tenants, including Monark Industrial Services, operate on part of the site. Forsite Development has begun redevelopment efforts at the site. The developer is transforming the area into EPA Region 4’s first eco-industrial park, called ReVenture Park. Infrastructure includes rail and interstate access, a wastewater treatment facility, 300,000 square feet of existing industrial space, utility substations and transmission lines, and a 360-million-gallon containment pond.

In late 2013, Forsite Development began recruiting new and emerging recycling projects to the site. Alternative fuels and renewable energy technologies businesses are also welcome to the site. Projects at ReVenture range from creation of a lightweight, ballistic armor made from organic material to development of the first highway-ready, light-duty electric pickup truck. Environmental stewardship is also an integral part of the site’s redevelopment plans.

A 185-acre conservation area enhances the site’s natural resources. Projects include wildlife habitat, stream restoration, and a trail system connecting the regional Carolina Thread Trail across the site to the nearby U.S. National Whitewater Center.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 8 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 30 people and generated an estimated $3,352,281 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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