Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

JOHNS-MANVILLE CORP.
WAUKEGAN, IL

Redevelopment

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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

Most of the site is a landfill with waste buried under protective covers that can’t be disturbed.  However, efforts to clear portions of the site could provide a pathway to partial redevelopment of the site.

Coordination among EPA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and Johns- Manville, the site’s potentially responsible party, has resulted in the site’s cleanup and ecological reuse. Read more: Redevelopment of the Johns-Manville Corp. Superfund Site (PDF) (2 pp, 996 K)

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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.

Most of the site is a landfill with waste buried under protective covers that can’t be disturbed.  However, efforts to clear portions of the site could provide a pathway to partial redevelopment of the site.

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