EPA Superfund Program: PARSONS CASKET HARDWARE CO., BELVIDERE, IL

Superfund Site Profile

The 6-acre Parsons Casket Hardware Company site is located in Belvidere, Illinois. The Parson’s Casket Hardware Company made decorative metal fittings for caskets on site from the early 1900s until 1982. Facility operations included the use of hazardous chemicals; poor storage practices and spills led to soil and groundwater contamination. Cleanup led by the State of Illinois started in 1985. Soil cleanup finished in 2002. Sampling and planning for groundwater cleanup are ongoing.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Not Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No