Superfund Site:

SANGAMO ELECTRIC DUMP/CRAB ORCHARD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (USDOI)
CARTERVILLE, IL

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
CHERYL ALLEN
(312) 353-6196

Remedial Project Manager
Viral Patel
(312) 886-6943

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Site Location

Street Address:
EAST OF STATE ROUTE 148, CARTERVILLE, IL 62959

Background

The Sangamo Electric Dump/Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge (the Refuge) is located five miles west of Marion in Williamson County, Illinois. The Refuge includes about 43,500 acres of land. The area is a wildlife refuge and is also in use for recreation, agriculture and industrial purposes. Prior to and during World War II, the U.S. Army and several contractors leased parts of the Refuge from the Department of Defense (DoD) to make bombs, land mines and other explosives as well as metal fabrication, plating, printing inks and electrical components. Several of these industries reportedly landfilled wastes from their manufacturing activities ...
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