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ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AT SUPERFUND SITES: REUSE AND THE BENEFIT TO COMMUNITY
U.S. EPA, Superfund Redevelopment Initiative, 27 pp, 2017

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. https://semspub.epa.gov/src/document/HQ/176440



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