EPA Hosts Superfund Redevelopment Awards Ceremony in West Dallas

DALLAS – November 11, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is presenting the Excellence in Site Reuse Award to the Dallas Housing Authority and Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc. for redeveloping portions of the RSR Corporation Superfund site in west Dallas. The ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, at Goodwill Industries of Dallas, 3020 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas, Texas. The award recognizes their commitment to safely and sustainably reuse the property contaminated by the former lead smelter.

Portions of the site are now home to Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Dallas Housing Authority, Dallas Habitat for Humanity of Dallas, Lakewest YMCA, and El Centro College. By reclaiming, restoring and reinventing the RSR site, this project illustrates how the reuse of Superfund sites can protect human health, advance environmental protection and return formerly unusable properties into valuable community assets.

WHO: EPA Assistant Administrator Mathy Stanislaus
EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry
President of Goodwill Industries Mr. Rod Ginther
President of Dallas Housing Authority Mrs. MaryAnn Russ

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 13
2 p.m.

WHERE: Goodwill Industries of Dallas
3020 North Westmoreland Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75212

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