Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

ALLIED PAPER, INC./PORTAGE CREEK/KALAMAZOO RIVER
KALAMAZOO, MI

Contaminant List

EPA has identified the chemical substances (i.e., hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants) listed below as contaminants of concern (COCs) for the site. COCs are the chemical substances found at the site that EPA has determined pose an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment. These are the substances evaluated by EPA to be addressed by cleanup actions at the site.

To identify COCs, EPA:

  • Identifies people and ecological resources that could be exposed to contamination found at the site;
  • Determines the amount and type of contaminants present; and
  • Determines the human health or ecological effects that could result from contact with the contaminants.

The list of COCs provided below come from EPA’s remedy decisions for this site. This list may not reflect a modification to these decisions that removes a contaminant from the COC list. Also, after the decision, a COC may have been cleaned up. The COCs are displayed for the OU numbers indicated in the original decision document. OU numbers may change over time.

EPA is working to improve data quality. The information presented on this page is undergoing review for accuracy and completeness, and may be subject to change.

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Contaminant Name Contaminated
Media
Area of Site Found
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More Information CAS #
1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 71-55-6
1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   95-63-6
2,3,7,8-TETRACHLORODIBENZO-p-DIOXIN (TCDD) TOXICITY EQUIVALENTS (TEq) Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01)   E17134024
2,3,7,8-TETRACHLORODIBENZO-p-DIOXIN (TCDD) TOXICITY EQUIVALENTS (TEq) Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01)   E17134024
2,4,6-TRICHLOROPHENOL Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   88-06-2
2-METHYLNAPHTHALENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 91-57-6
4-CHLORO-3-METHYLPHENOL Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   35421-08-0
4-METHYLPHENOL (P-CRESOL) Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01)   106-44-5
4-METHYLPHENOL (P-CRESOL) Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01)   106-44-5
4-METHYLPHENOL (P-CRESOL) Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01)   106-44-5
4-METHYLPHENOL (P-CRESOL) Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   106-44-5
9H-CARBAZOLE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   86-74-8
9H-FLUORENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   86-73-7
ALUMINUM Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ANTIMONY Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-36-0
ANTIMONY Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-36-0
ANTIMONY Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-36-0
ANTIMONY Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7440-36-0
ARSENIC Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
BARIUM Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BARIUM Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BARIUM Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BARIUM Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BENZENE Soil 12TH STREET LANDFILL (04) ATSDR Profile 71-43-2
BENZENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 71-43-2
BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   205-99-2
BENZO[A]ANTHRACENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   56-55-3
BENZO[A]PYRENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   50-32-8
BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE Groundwater 12TH STREET LANDFILL (04) ATSDR Profile 117-81-7
CADMIUM Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CADMIUM Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CADMIUM Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CADMIUM Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CHLORINATED DIOXINS AND FURANS Soil KALAMAZOO RIVER/PORTAGE CREEK (05)   E17000357
CHROMIUM Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
CHROMIUM Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
CHROMIUM Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
CHROMIUM Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
COBALT Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-48-4
COBALT Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-48-4
COBALT Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-48-4
COBALT Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7440-48-4
COPPER Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-50-8
COPPER Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-50-8
COPPER Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-50-8
COPPER Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7440-50-8
CYANIDE Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01)   57-12-5
CYANIDE Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01)   57-12-5
CYANIDE Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01)   57-12-5
CYANIDE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   57-12-5
DIBENZO(A,H)ANTHRACENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   53-70-3
DIBENZOFURAN Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   132-64-9
DICHLOROMETHANE (METHYLENE CHLORIDE) Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 75-09-2
ETHYLBENZENE Soil 12TH STREET LANDFILL (04) ATSDR Profile 100-41-4
ETHYLBENZENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 100-41-4
FLUORANTHENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   206-44-0
INDENO(1,2,3-CD)PYRENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   193-39-5
IRON Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01)   7439-89-6
IRON Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01)   7439-89-6
IRON Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01)   7439-89-6
IRON Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   7439-89-6
LEAD Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
LEAD Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
LEAD Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
LEAD Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
MAGNESIUM Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01)   7439-95-4
MAGNESIUM Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01)   7439-95-4
MAGNESIUM Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01)   7439-95-4
MAGNESIUM Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   7439-95-4
MANGANESE Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MERCURY Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-97-6
MERCURY Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-97-6
MERCURY Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-97-6
MERCURY Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7439-97-6
NAPHTHALENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 91-20-3
NICKEL Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-02-0
NICKEL Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-02-0
NICKEL Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-02-0
NITRATE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   14797-55-8
PENTACHLOROPHENOL Soil 12TH STREET LANDFILL (04) ATSDR Profile 87-86-5
PENTACHLOROPHENOL Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 87-86-5
PHENANTHRENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   85-01-8
PHOSPHORUS Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7723-14-0
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Fish Tissue KALAMAZOO RIVER/PORTAGE CREEK (05) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Groundwater WILLOW BLVD/A-SITE (02) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Liquid Waste WILLOW BLVD/A-SITE (02) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Sediment WILLOW BLVD/A-SITE (02) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Sediment KING HIGHWAY LANDFILL (03) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Sediment KALAMAZOO RIVER/PORTAGE CREEK (05) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Soil WILLOW BLVD/A-SITE (02) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Soil KING HIGHWAY LANDFILL (03) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Soil KALAMAZOO RIVER/PORTAGE CREEK (05) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Surface Water KING HIGHWAY LANDFILL (03) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Residuals KING HIGHWAY LANDFILL (03)   31336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Fish Tissue KALAMAZOO RIVER/PORTAGE CREEK (05) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Sediment KALAMAZOO RIVER/PORTAGE CREEK (05) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Soil KALAMAZOO RIVER/PORTAGE CREEK (05) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   130498-29-2
SELENIUM Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7782-49-2
SELENIUM Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7782-49-2
SELENIUM Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7782-49-2
SELENIUM Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7782-49-2
SILVER Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7440-22-4
SODIUM Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   7440-23-5
TETRACHLOROETHENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 127-18-4
THALLIUM Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07)   7440-28-0
TOLUENE Soil 12TH STREET LANDFILL (04) ATSDR Profile 108-88-3
TOLUENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 108-88-3
TRICHLOROETHENE Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 79-01-6
VANADIUM Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7440-62-2
XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS) Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 1330-20-7
XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS) Soil 12TH STREET LANDFILL (04) ATSDR Profile 1330-20-7
ZINC Groundwater ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6
ZINC Sediment ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6
ZINC Soil ALLIED PAPER/BRYANT MILL POND (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6
ZINC Soil PLAINWELL MILL (07) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6

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