Superfund Site: DUELL & GARDNER LANDFILL
DALTON TOWNSHIP, MI

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The 40-acre Duell & Gardner Landfill site is located in Dalton Township, Michigan. From the 1940s to 1975, a municipal landfill operated on site. The site contained about 500 drums in various stages of deterioration, hundreds of laboratory bottles, areas of refuse and debris, and piles of unidentified sludge-like material. Waste disposal operations contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, the groundwater treatment system shut down in June 2010; contaminant levels remain under cleanup goals. The treatment system was decommissioned in 2012. Long Term Remedial Action by EPA completed in 2012.  On August 29, 2012 the site was formallly transferred to MDEQ to continue peration and maintenance activities under the state's oversight.