Superfund Site: TAR LAKE
MANCELONA TOWNSHIP, MI

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The 200-acre Tar Lake site is located in Mancelona Township, Michigan. From 1882 to 1945, an iron works facility operated on site. Disposal of tar waste contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing. In 2013, EPA determined additional soil excavation and expanded groundwater treatment was required. Design of this cleanup is underway.