Superfund Site:

AUTO ION CHEMICALS, INC.
KALAMAZOO, MI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Diane Russell
(989) 395-3493

Remedial Project Manager
DAVID LINNEAR
(312) 886-2014

Site Location

Street Address:
74 MILL STREET
KALAMAZOO, MI 49006

Background

The 1.5-acre Auto Ion Chemicals, Inc. site is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From 1914 to 1956, the City of Kalamazoo operated a coal burning electrical generating station on the site. Between 1964 and 1973, Auto Ion treated chromium plating wastes at its facility. Waste disposal operations contaminated site soil and groundwater as well as surface water and sediments in the Kalamazoo River with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.