Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

KENNECOTT (NORTH ZONE)
MAGNA, UT

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

Kennecott’s cleanup at the site includes removing and disposing of contaminated soils, sediments and sludge on site. Today, Kennecott maintains active mining operations on a portion of the site. Interstate-80, state highways and rail lines pass through the site. A portion of the site is in continued use by the residential community of Magna. In addition, residents continue to enjoy the recreational opportunities offered by the portion of the site bordering the Great Salt Lake. Kennecott purchased land along the south shore of the Great Salt Lake and turned what once had been an abused wetland into a shorebird and waterfowl reserve. Birding groups, schools and university research teams observe and study wildlife in this wetland, which has become a haven for birds and an important education and scientific resource.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2017, EPA had data on 205 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 3,122 people and generated an estimated $296,015,701 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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