Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

INDIAN BEND WASH AREA
SCOTTSDALE, AZ

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 had data on 79 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 4,478 people and generated an estimated $1,450,094,848 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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Activity and Use Limitations

At this site, activity and use limitations that EPA calls institutional controls are in place. Institutional controls play an important role in site remedies because they reduce exposure to contamination by limiting land or resource use. They also guide human behavior. For instance, zoning restrictions prevent land uses – such as residential uses – that are not consistent with the level of cleanup. For more background, see Institutional Controls.

Wells cannot be drilled in the state of Arizona without a permit from the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR). EPA works with ADWR to coordinate the cleanup efforts at the IBW site. If someone applied for a well permit, ADWR would inform them of the risks of using the groundwater.Wells cannot be drilled in the state of Arizona without a permit from the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR). EPA works with ADWR to coordinate the cleanup efforts at the IBW site. If someone applied for a well permit, ADWR would inform them of the risks of using the groundwater.

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