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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

Honeywell's Site Restoration Plan calls for returning as much of the site to beneficial reuse as is feasible. Two parcels (about 37 acres in total) were deemed appropriate for industrial reuse and did not require any further action. Honeywell conveyed this acreage to the City of Ironton in the fall of 2002 as part of a Brownfields redevelopment effort. More recently, Ironton conveyed part of this land to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). ODOT built a county garage for its highway maintenance activities, including snow and ice removal, salt storage, equipment and pavement maintenance, and other roadway operations.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2017, EPA had data on 21 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 548 people and generated an estimated $280,213,220 in annual sales revenue. View additional 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.

The site groundwater, soil, and sediment contained PAHs (comprised of benzo(a)anthracene, benzo(a)pyrene, chrysene, and dibenzo(a,h)anthracene), naphthalene, benzene, phenolics, and inorganic compounds including arsenic and cyanide.

The natural groundwater flow at the site is generally towards the Ohio River and Ice Creek, with a component toward the City of Coal Grove well field. However, that municipal supply had not yet been affected by the site.

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