Superfund Site Profile
The Cross Brothers Pail Recycling (Pembroke) site is located near Momence in Pembroke Township, Illinois. Currently, Cross Brothers is operating a wood pallet reclamation facility on its 20-acre property. Cross Brothers operated a pail and drum reclamation business at the site from 1961 to 1980. Drums and pails containing dye, ink and paint residue were placed on the ground, allowing the contents to drain. Waste solvents poured over the containers then dissolved the remaining residues prior to drum reconditioning. Following cleanup, long-term groundwater monitoring is ongoing.