Big Plans For Big Bend: Restoring A Blighted Stretch Of Jordan River

"On a stretch of the Jordan River where it rushes past a wall of industrial buildings and a massive pile of hazardous waste, biologist Chris Cline sees a beautiful future taking shape.

Cline is leading the transformation of this blighted 68 acres of West Jordan riverfront that, in a few years, will be a riparian nature preserve and recreation area.

As it stands, the lot is just across the river from the pile of Superfund cleanup waste from the Midvale Sharon Steel site. That cleanup, along with one at the Portland Cement Superfund site in Salt Lake City, is contributing roughly $805,000 for the restoration under the federal government's Natural Resource Damage Assessment program."

Judy Fahys reports for KUER September 17, 2018.

Source: KUER, 09/19/2018