Superfund Site: PEERLESS PLATING CO.
MUSKEGON, MI

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The one-acre Peerless Plating Co. site is located in Muskegon, Michigan. Electroplating operations took place at the plant from 1937 to 1983. Wastewater disposal operations contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. The site owner abandoned the plant in 1983, and plating solutions, raw materials and drummed waste remained throughout the facility. Additionally, hydrocyanic acid gas in the plant’s atmosphere created a public health threat. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.  The State of Michigan took over operation and maintainace of the pump and treat system in September 2013.  USEPA is currently implementing an enhancement to this system via an insitu treatment and barrior wall construction.  This should help improve cleanup of the contaminated soil and groundwater that remain on site following remediation activities.