Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

SPARTA LANDFILL
SPARTA TOWNSHIP, MI

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

Kent County negotiated a deal with a model airplane group to use part of the Sparta Landfill as a model airplane landing strip. However, the model airplane group has not used the site at this time.

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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.

Activity and use limitations that EPA calls institutional controls are in place. Institutional controls play an important role in site cleanups 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.

Certain restrictions were put in place in 2008. The landfill cover is not to be disturbed and the groundwater cannot be used.

For more background, see Institutional Controls.

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