RE-Powering America's  Land:
Evaluating the Feasibility of Siting Renewable Energy Production
on Potentially Contaminated  Land
             Riverside, California
EPA/NREL Partnership
In September 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the
RE-Powering America's Land: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated
Land and Mine Sites initiative. EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy's National
Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are collaborating on a project to evaluate the
feasibility of siting renewable energy production on potentially contaminated sites.
EPA has provided more than $650,000 through an interagency agreement that pairs
EPA's expertise on contaminated sites with NREL's expertise in renewable energy.
The project will analyze the feasibility of siting renewable energy on 12 sites across
the country. The analysis will include, among other things, the best renewable
energy technology for the site, the optimal area to locate the renewable energy
technology on the site, potential renewable energy generating capacity, the return
on investment, and the economic feasibility of the renewable energy projects. NREL
will also pursue an analysis to explore the potential for siting alternative fuel stations
(e.g., electric charging stations) at former gas station sites.

Stringfellow Hazardous Waste Site
The Stringfellow Hazardous Waste Site operated as a disposal area for industrial
wastes from 1956 to 1972. During this period, up to 20 unlined surface
impoundments for liquid wastes were located in the 17 acre disposal area.
Approximately 34 million gallons of liquid wastes containing spent acids, solvents,
pesticide-manufacturing byproducts, heavy metals and various organic and inorganic compounds were discharged into the surface
impoundments during the operational period.
In 1983, the site was added to EPA's Superfund National Priority List as California's highest priority hazardous waste site. The
California Department of Toxic Substances Control is responsible for the monitoring and operation of remediation systems at the
Stringfellow Site. These systems include three groundwater extraction and treatment systems extending from the waste disposal
site into the community of Glen Avon.

Feasibility Study: Winter- Spring 2010
NREL is conducting a feasibility analysis of the construction and installation of a photovoltaic (PV) system. The PV system would
be connected to the Southern California Edison power grid and designed to offset most of the electrical load of the existing
pretreatment plants. The study will:
        Identify possible PV system size and type;
        Review the economics of the proposed system; and
        Highlight financing options.
    Stringfellow Superfund Site
          3540 Pyrite Street
         Riverside, California
Site Facts:
  Site type: Superfund
  Renewable technology: Solar
  Generation potential: Utility scale and energy
  for remediation

  EPA Region 9
  Charnjit Bhullar
  National Renewable Energy Lab
  Gail Mosey
  (303) 384-7356
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