Superfund Site:

VELSICOL CHEMICAL CORP. (MICHIGAN)
ST. LOUIS, MI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Diane Russell
(989) 395-3493

Remedial Project Manager
Thomas Alcamo
(312) 886-7278

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Site Location

Street Address:
500 N BANKSON STREET
ST. LOUIS, MI 48880

Background

Velsicol Chemical Corp. (formerly Michigan Chemical Corp.) produced various chemical compounds and products at its 54-acre main plant site in St. Louis, Mich., from 1936 to 1978. Products included the fire retardant polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and the pesticide DDT. To address contamination discovered at the former plant site, Velsicol, EPA and the state of Michigan entered a consent agreement in 1982. Velsicol agreed to construct a slurry wall around the former plant site and put a clay cap over it. The Pine River, which borders the former main plant site on three sides, was significantly contaminated, which caused the state ...
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