Superfund Site:

CANNELTON INDUSTRIES, INC.
SAULT STE MARIE, MI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Diane Russell
(989) 395-3493

Remedial Project Manager
SHEILA SULLIVAN
(312) 886-5251

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Site Location

Street Address:
ADDRESS UNREPORTED
SAULT STE MARIE, MI 49783

Background

The 75-acre Cannelton Industries, Inc. site is located in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. A portion of the site is located within the 100-year floodplain of the St. Mary's River. The Northwestern Leather Company operated a tannery and processed animal hides at the site from 1900 to 1958. Waste disposal operations contaminated soils, sediments and surface water in the St. Mary's River with heavy metals, including chromium, lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury.

The site’s long-term remedy included the excavation and consolidation of contaminated waste material, soils and river sediments into an on-site landfill, collection and treatment of groundwater, groundwater monitoring, and ...
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