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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 South Minneapolis Residential Soil Contamination Superfund site is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 1,480-acre site includes 3,500 residential properties as well as commercial, municipal and industrial areas. From 1938 to 1963, Reade Manufacturing operated an arsenic-based pesticide manufacturing facility at the site. In the manufacturing process, toxic arsenic became airborne and contaminated soils of surrounding residential neighborhoods. EPA added the site to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2006. In 2009, EPA received funding through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). The federal government provided these funds to conduct cleanup work at the site. Cleanup activities included the excavation of contaminated soil and restoration of more than 600 properties in ethnically and economically diverse neighborhoods. A commercial and light industrial facility currently operates on the property. Commercial businesses and homes in the area remain in use.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2016, EPA had data on 4 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 118 people and generated an estimated $103,728,970 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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