Superfund Site Profile
The 183-acre Continental Steel Corp. Superfund site is located in Kokomo, Indiana. From 1914 to 1986, the Continental Steel Corp. facility produced nails, wire and wire fence from scrap steel on site. Manufacturing operations included the use, handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials. Steel-making operations included reheating, casting, rolling, drawing, pickling, galvanizing, tinning and tempering. Facility operations resulted in contaminated soil, sediments, surface water and groundwater with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and several metals, including lead. Sampling also detected lead contamination in some nearby residential soils. Cleanup finished in 2011. Groundwater treatment and monitoring is ongoing.