Superfund Site: ELECTROVOICE
BUCHANAN, MI

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The Electro-Voice site is located in Buchanan, Michigan. Activities at the plant included die-casting, machining, assembly, painting and electroplating. The business closed its doors in 2000. Contamination at the site resulted from Electro-Voice’s discharge of electroplating wastes into two clay-lined lagoons from 1952 to 1962, and from the disposal of paint wastes and solvents into a drywell from 1964 to 1973. The waste disposal activities caused groundwater to become contaminated with chemicals called volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. Following construction of the site’s long-term remedy, operation and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing.