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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 Golden Strip Septic Tank Superfund site is located on a 55-acre parcel near Simpsonville, South Carolina. An industrial/septic waste hauling and disposal service operated on the site from 1960 to 1975. During that time, wastes discharged into five lagoons on site, contaminating surrounding soils. In 1987, EPA added the site to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL). EPA's remedy, selected in 1991, included excavating and stabilizing contaminated soil and sludge in an on-site landfill. In 1996, parties capped the landfill with clean soil and a vegetative cover. In 1998, EPA removed the site from the NPL. Currently, restrictions in place limit land and groundwater use within the area. The Golden Strip YMCA purchased this property in 2002 and began redeveloping the site as a multi-use recreational complex. Reuse includes preserving green space and the former family farm structures as an interactive environmental education center. Current redevelopment also includes YMCA soccer fields, nature trails and an amphitheater.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2017, 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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