Utah Superfund Site Ready for Development

A Superfund site in Midvale, Utah, is being cleared for development. The area had been off limits since 1991 because of pollutants in the ground left from years of mining activity.

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Today in a Salt Lake City suburb, town officials will announce that a former Superfund site is ready for development.

More than 100 years of processing ore in Midvale once put high levels of arsenic, lead and other toxic contaminants in local groundwater and soil. In 1991, hundreds of acres in the area were placed on the Superfund list. Now the land is off the list and there are big plans for part of it.

A new development there will be called Bingham Junction. City officials say the homes, condominiums, restaurants, even a river walk along the Jordan River, will return the area to, quote, economic usefulness.

Work on Bingham Junction, former Superfund site, is expected to begin soon.

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