Superfund Site:

ALLIED PAPER, INC./PORTAGE CREEK/KALAMAZOO RIVER
KALAMAZOO, MI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Diane Russell
(989) 395-3493

Remedial Project Manager
JIM SARIC
(312) 886-0992

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Site Location

Street Address:
320 EAST ALCOTT STREET
KALAMAZOO, MI 49003

Background

The Allied Paper Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund Site is located in Allegan and Kalamazoo Counties, Michigan. The site includes soil and sediments contaminated by a group of chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in 80 miles of the Kalamazoo River (from Morrow Dam to Lake Michigan), paper mill properties, riverbanks and floodplains, and a 3-mile stretch of Portage Creek. EPA has broken down the site into six segments, or operable units (OUs), that require cleanup. The six OUs are as follows:

  • OU 1: Allied Paper Property/Bryant Mill Pond Area;
  • OU 2: Willow Boulevard and A-Site Landfill;
  • OU 3: King Highway Landfill;
  • OU 4: 12th ...
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