Title: Reuse and the Benefit to Community; Ecosystem Services at Superfund Sites 
Resource Type: document --> public information 
Country: USA 
Language(s): English
Year: 2017 
Author 1/Producer: US Environmental Protection Agency 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report/Document number/description: August 2017 
Publisher Country: USA 
Publisher web link (root): http://semspub.epa.gov
Report / download web link (=direct link): https://semspub.epa.gov/src/document/HQ/176440  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Monitoring and aftercare
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Strategies
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Environmental
Short description: Superfund cleanups often include efforts to restore ecosystems that have been damaged or destroyed by contamination. Today, hundreds of Superfund sites support ecological reuses, from grassland habitats to wetlands and forests. Ecological reuse of Superfund sites allows communities to reclaim lost land, provides important habitat, creates green space, protects water resources, improves property values, sequesters carbon, and helps remove the stigma associated with formerly contaminated lands. This publication explores how ecosystems generate economic benefits and provides examples of ecosystem services at Superfund sites across the country.  
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 07/03/2018