Superfund Site Profile
The A & F Material Reclaiming, Inc., site covers nearly 4 acres near Greenup, Illinois. A recycling plant operated on site from 1977 to 1980. It processed waste materials such as oil, sludge and sulfuric acid into fuel oil and fire retardant chemicals. There were many violations of Illinois EPA operating permits. At one point, four storage lagoons overflowed, contaminating surrounding soil and the water drainage pathway to the Embarras River. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2012.