Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

GILT EDGE MINE
LEAD, SD

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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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2017, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. View information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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Renewable Energy at the Site

EPA, in consultation with the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), evaluated whether the site could be reused as a location for generating renewable energy. Regional wind maps indicated that the wind resource is very good in the area and existing electrical transmission lines were near enough for a commercial wind farm. However, a site-specific wind study conducted in 2010 and 2011 with a 55-meter meteorological tower to measure wind speed and duration found that significant turbulence and variability of wind speeds made this site less suitable for a large scale wind farm than first anticipated. EPA will continue to evaluate smaller scale renewable energy options to offset energy usage for the water treatment operations in the future.

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