Superfund Site: PAGEL'S PIT
ROCKFORD, IL

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The Pagel's Pit site is located in Winnebago County, Illinois. It consists of about 100 acres on the east bank of Killbuck Creek. It includes the north landfill, which covers about 47 acres. The new south landfill is not part of the site. The site also includes some of the land west of the creek where contaminated groundwater has migrated. The north landfill opened in 1972 and is now closed, having reached permitted capacity. Following cleanup, the site’s remedy is protective of human health and the environment in the short term. For the remedy to be protective in the long term, additional institutional controls are necessary.