Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

LIBBY ASBESTOS SITE
LIBBY, MT

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

EPA has been working with Libby community members to plan for future use since 2003. In 2013, after years of planning, cleanup and restoration, the City of Libby opened Riverfront Park, which has been a model for redevelopment success in Libby. This multi-use facility includes river access for boating, pavilions, a memorial, parking, picnic tables and fishing. Riverfront Park also hosts Libby’s annual Riverfront Blues Festival.

EPA also worked with community members to complete cleanup of the local golf course and to support development of a recreational trail and fishing pond in an area that was previously home to the Stimson Mill. EPA is currently working with the Lincoln County Port Authority to determine a long-term vision and redevelopment plan for the former mill property that contains 400 plus acres. The site’s cleanup and reuse highlights successful cooperation between the private sector, the local government, and state and federal agencies.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2016, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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