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EPA Recognizes Hillsborough County for Superfund Site Reuse

EPA honored Hillsborough County, Florida, with the 2010 EPA Region 4 Excellence in Site Reuse award for creatively reusing the former Taylor Road Landfill site to serve multiple purposes that benefit the community. Region 4 created the Excellence in Site Reuse award to recognize those who have gone above and beyond in redeveloping a Superfund site.

Since clean up actions were taken under EPA oversight, Hillsborough County has established a recycling center, a Community Collection Center, a Household Chemical/Electronics Collection Center, a Site Maintenance Facility, and Environmental Field Office at the site. The County also uses part of the landfill to grow hay that is used for erosion control. The County collaborated with the Tampa Radio-control Aircraft Club and the Academy of Model Aeronautics to build model airplane park that includes a paved runway and covered working areas. The County worked with the U.S. Department of Energy on a study to evaluate using methane..

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