Superfund Site:

WASH KING LAUNDRY
PLEASANT PLAINS TWP, MI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Heriberto Leon
(312) 886-6163

Remedial Project Manager
Shari Kolak
(312) 886-6151

Site Location

Street Address:
NW1/4 SEC22 T17N R13W, PLEASANT PLAINS TWP, MI 49304

Background

The Wash King Laundry (WKL) site is located near Baldwin, Michigan. WKL began dry cleaning operations in 1962 and used the solvent perchloroethylene (PCE). In the dry cleaning process, solvents and laundry waste discharged into seepage lagoons. These operations contaminated lagoon sediments, soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. The contaminated groundwater plume extends from the seepage lagoons to the Pere Marquette River. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.