LIBBY ASBESTOS SITE
On this page:
- About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
- Redevelopment at the Site
- Economic Activity 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.
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. Read more about recreational reuse at the Libby Asbestos site:
- Out of the Dust: Recreational Reuse After Vermiculite Mining at the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site in Libby, Montana (PDF)(18 pp, 2.8 MB, About PDF)
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. With assistance from EPA Region 8 and the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative, the Lincoln County Port Authority hosted a redevelopment planning process to support revitalization of the Kootenai Business Park. The redevelopment planning process provided an opportunity for the Port Authority to collaborate with representatives from Libby, the state and regional economic development experts to develop a strategy to boost economic development for the Kootenai Business Park. Stakeholders convened during two working sessions in 2017 to identify goals, challenges and an action plan of strategies, which are summarized in the report:
- A Vision For the Future (PDF)(4 pp, 5 MB)
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.