Superfund Site:

PMC GROUNDWATER
PETOSKEY, MI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Heriberto Leon
(312) 886-6163

Remedial Project Manager
Owen Thompson
(312) 886-4843

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Site Location

Street Address:
200 W LAKE ST, PETOSKEY, MI 49770

Background

The Petoskey Manufacturing Co., or PMC, was located at 200 W. Lake St. in Petoskey and contained a die casting plant from the 1940s and a painting operation from the mid- to late-1960s. Disposal of spent solvents and paint sludge onto the ground outside the PMC building contaminated soil and groundwater in the vicinity of the site. “Groundwater” is an environmental term for underground supplies of fresh water. A mass of contaminated groundwater – called a “plume” – moved to a nearby well called the Ingalls Shore Municipal Well. The Ingalls well provided drinking water to city residents. Water from ...
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