Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

MIDVALE SLAG
MIDVALE, 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

Early in the cleanup process, EPA partnered with the state and local governments to ensure that the site's remedy would be compatible with mixed residential and commercial land uses planned for the site. Redevelopment is currently underway at the Midvale site, now known as Bingham Junction. In April 2015, EPA hosted a ceremony to celebrate the deletion of the Midvale Site from the National Priorities List of Superfund Sites because all required cleanup activity is complete. Also at the ceremony, Region 8 presented the second “Excellence in Site Reuse” awards to the Midvale City, Utah, for their efforts to reuse and redevelop the Midvale Slag Superfund site into Bingham Junction. Midvale City has been instrumental throughout the Superfund process from initial investigations to cleanup to reuse and continued site maintenance. Collaborative and city-led efforts have produced Bingham Junction, an on-site thriving mixed-use development. The site now supports light rail system infrastructure, residences and assisted living facilities, office buildings for national and international companies, a supermarket, retail stores, and recreational amenities. A staff position in Midvale City’s offices provided oversight and assisted developers with the implementation of appropriate institutional controls. This innovative approach ensures the site is used responsibly and safely. EPA, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Salt Lake County, the cities of Midvale and Murray, potentially responsible parties and community members worked together to clean up and successfully reuse the site.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 56 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 2,646 people and generated an estimated $979,004,366 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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