Celebrating 10 Years of Returning	a
Superfund Sites to Beneficial Use
Success Story
South Point Plant:
South Point; Ohio
South Point Plant prior to remediation
Source: EPA
Through collaboration with the Lawrence Economic Development
Corporation (LEDC) and local governments, EPA supported
redevelopment of the South Point Superfund site in South Point, Ohio. The
Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI) awarded the site a Pilot Grant in
2002, which LEDC used to evaluate how cleanup at the site could support
reuse. In 2004, SRI issued the site the first Ready for Reuse determination in
the Midwest.
The South Point Plant site spans 610 acres, 504 acres of which are owned by
LEDC. The site was added to the Superfund National Priorities List in
September 1984. Soil and ground water contamination from on-site
munitions, fertilizer, coal, and ethanol industries affected only small portions
of the site; the vast majority of the site's acreage was never contaminated.
Honeywell, the Potentially Responsible Party, completed remediation at the
site, which included excavating and capping contaminated soils and ground
water treatment, in December 2001.
Since 2001, the majority of the site's acreage has been redeveloped as The
Point industrial park by several local entities - the Village of South Point,
Lawrence County, and LEDC. As of 2008, seven tenants have located on the
property, employing approximately 150 people. Businesses currently housed
on the site include: LEDC, Applied Industrial Technologies, Ohio
University Southern Campus Training Center, Engines Inc., M&M Mailing,
and Mercier's Maintenance. Future plans for The Point include additional
tenants, expanded facilities, and construction of an intermodal facility to
serve as a vital road, rail, and river transportation resource for the region.
"EPA and Ohio EPA have both been great
to work with. When we have had
questions, they have been very responsive.
When there has been an issue at the site,
they have been here the next day. And the
Ready for Reuse Determination has been
one of the most powerful tools that we've
been able to use to attract interest in the
site... We marketed the property status as
part of a Superfund site as a major plus.
We let people know that the site had been
evaluated by EPA, that there was a
responsible party addressing the site's
prior contamination, and that all they
would need to be concerned with was
ensuring the appropriate operation of their
own facility. In my opinion, there was
more certainty here regarding site
conditions than at any greenfield or
brownfield in the area."
- Bill Dingus, Executive Director,
Lawrence Economic Development
Applied Technologies Industries, a new business at The Point
Source: EPA
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
Superfund Redevelopment Initiative	February 2009
For more information, please contact
Melissa Friedland, Superfund Program
Manager for Redevelopment, at
friedland.melissa( epa.gov or
(703) 603.8864