Superfund sites may become more appealing to developers as a result of EPA’s latest effort to push the contaminated sites toward reuse.

The Environmental Protection Agency now may use chunks of its $3.3 billion in special accounts to persuade companies to buy and clean up Superfund sites. The change could push more Superfund sites toward redevelopment, since those purchasers’ efforts could also prepare sites for future uses, attorneys told Bloomberg Environment.

“If you’re a developer interested in one of these,...