Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

YEOMAN CREEK LANDFILL
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

EPA Region 5 Redevelopment Initiative sponsored a solar reuse assessment to support stakeholders in evaluating solar energy reuse options for the site. The assessment (PDF) (12 pp, 18.6MB, About PDF) determined that solar energy reuse may be a viable option for the site, primarily owned by a member of the Yeoman Creek Remediation Group (YCRG), the Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 (CUSD #60).

The Waukegan CUSD #60 is currently pursuing solar energy generation at the site. The School District issued a request for proposals in February 2017 and received ten proposals. Waukegan CUSD #60 ultimately selected BQ Energy (BQ) as the exclusive developer for solar reuse with the support of the YCRG. The parties have since discussed and coordinated their implementation plans with U.S. EPA Region 5. BQ Energy has announced an anticipated schedule for the solar project at the Yeoman Creek with a projected completion date of mid-2021. The schedule is fluid and subject to change because of the current Covid-19 situation.

More information:

BQ Energy Presentation - Yeoman Creek Solar Project (PDF) (26 pp, 9.56MB, About PDF)

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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.

Planned and/or implemented institutional controls (ICs) are summarized in the ICs section of the Third Five-Year Review Report – 2017 (PDF) (52pp, 13.47MB, About PDF)

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