Superfund Site:

H. BROWN CO., INC.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Charles Rodriguez
(312) 886-7472

Remedial Project Manager
Lolita Hill
(312) 353-1621

Site Location

Street Address:
2200 TURNER AVENUE NORTHWEST, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49544

Background

The 3.5-acre H. Brown, Co., Inc. site is located in Walker, Michigan. The site is an inactive automobile and forklift battery recycling facility with about 200,000 cubic yards of soil contaminated by lead and other battery-related metals. The site and surrounding area may have been used as a municipal waste disposal landfill before the H. Brown Company began operating on site in 1961. Waste disposal and lead reclamation processes contaminated air, groundwater and soil with lead and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.