Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

ST. REGIS PAPER CO.
CASS LAKE, MN

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

The City of Cass Lake zoned the former operations area and nearby properties for commercial/industrial uses in January 2006. In 2012, Cass Lake announced a draft plan to redevelop the city-owned property on site. In December 2013, site PRPs informed EPA of a tentative plan to prepare 5 acres of the site for a propane distribution facility.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2016, 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.

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.

 The city of Cass Lake Resolution 14-2006 prohibits the construction and use of private water wells, and require the permanent sealing of a private water well. The city of Cass Lake Zoning Ordinance No. 12282005 limits the use (e.g. small scale industrial, low density residential) of properties in Cass Lake. A Quit Claim Deed on some properties owned by the city of Cass Lake prevents installation of groundwater wells or any use which would disturb the properties.

For more background, see Institutional Controls.

 

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