GILT EDGE MINE
On this page:
- About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
- Economic Activity at the Site
- Renewable Energy at the Site
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.
Economic Activity at the Site
As of December 2018, 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.
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.