Superfund Site:

TAR LAKE
MANCELONA TOWNSHIP, MI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Heriberto Leon
(312) 886-6163

Remedial Project Manager
Mary Tierney
(312) 886-4785

Site Location

Street Address:
NE COR SEC30 T29N R6W, MANCELONA TOWNSHIP, MI 49659

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.