Superfund Site:

ANDERSON DEVELOPMENT CO.
ADRIAN, MI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
CHERYL ALLEN
(312) 353-6196

Remedial Project Manager
Michael Berkoff
(312) 353-8983

Site Location

Street Address:
1415 EAST MICHIGAN STREET, ADRIAN, MI 49221

Background

The Anderson Development Company (ADC) manufactures specialty organic chemicals on a 12-acre facility in Adrian, Michigan, and sells the products to other manufacturers. ADC produced the chemical 4,4'-methylene-bis-2-chloroaniline (MBOCA) from 1970 to 1979 under the trade name of Curine 442. MBOCA is used as a curing agent for polyurethanes and epoxy resins. It is a highly toxic compound that can be absorbed through the skin. MBOCA contamination was found in high concentrations in sludges in a pretreatment lagoon and lower concentrations in sediments and soil within a two-mile radius of the ADC facility in 1979. In 1980 and 1981, the ...
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