The former Superior Plating, Inc. facility plated metal products. Its operations caused contamination of underlying soils and groundwater and was designated a Superfund site. The site is located on 1st Ave NE between University Ave NE and 5th St NE.
The site has been the focus of intense pollution remediation activity in 2014. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency link to information on the site is here.
Status Update – November 2015 — info here
Status Update – June 2015
In spite of numerous surprises and unexpected problems, the remediation is largely complete. Although some items remain to be done, it is now possible to contemplate redevelopment of the site into a high quality residential / retail uses.
Status Update – May 2015 — info here
Status Update – January 28, 2015 — MPCA Presentation Slides here.
Gerald Stahnke and Candace Sykora of the Minnesota Pollution Control Authority presented an update to the board on the site. The site has received a certificate of completion. A proposal that the site be delisted from the Superfund Permanent List of Priorities (PLP) will be on public notice mid-February for a 30-day comment period.
Remediation Review and Status Meeting – August 26, 2014
Over 70 people attended the meeting at Lourdes Church on one of the best “outdoor” days of the summer to hear elected officials, representatives of the site owners, and professional staff from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) speak and answer questions about the current status and future handling of the this famous site in the neighborhood, which has been the focus of intense pollution remediation activity beginning in the end of 2013 and continuing through 2014.
Both Jerry Stahnke, MPCA Project Manager, and Candace Sykora, MPCA Hydrologist have spent much of the last 2 years supervising the remediation. They made a comprehensive presentation and fielded questions from the audience.
Presentation by MPCA to NIEBNA Board March 26, 2012 — MPCA Slides Here
This is the initial presentation regarding the future of the site made soon after Superior Plating declared bankruptcy in November 2011. The start of a long journey to redevelopment.