Superfund Site Profile
The DePue/New Jersey Zinc/Mobil Chemical site is located in the Village of DePue, Bureau County, Illinois. This 950-acre area had at one time contained a primary zinc smelting facility and a phosphate fertilizer plant. The site is contaminated with elevated levels of metals that includes zinc, lead, arsenic, cadmium, chromium and copper. Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the lead enforcement agency for this site, signed a formal legal agreement with a group of potentially responsible parties known as the DePue Group to perform various investigation and cleanup activities, which are on-going.