Superfund Site Profile
The 105-acre Galesburg/Koppers Co. site is located in a rural area two miles south of Galesburg, Illinois. An active wood-treating facility on site treats "green" railroad ties with heat, pressure, creosote and coal tar. Past operations have also included pentachlorophenol (PCP) and fuel oil in the mix. The facility has been in operation since 1907. Past waste disposal practices contaminated soil and groundwater at and around the site. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.