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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

In the interest of future development, the City of East Helena annexed formerly Asarco-owned lands outside its city boundary in 2009. The community is now considering future land use, growth and development options. To support the community, EPA and the Montana Environmental Trust Group (trustee for the site after the 2009 Asarco bankruptcy) coordinated cleanup, local planning and development. The EPA Superfund Redevelopment Initiative funded a community planning charrette and reuse planning process. The reuse planning process involved 45 people from the local community in creating a development strategy for East Helena. The strategy focuses on land use and development, cultural heritage, and habitat and recreation. Current site uses are residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2019, EPA had data on 64 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 390 people and generated an estimated $92,547,433 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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