Superfund Site:

TORCH LAKE
HOUGHTON COUNTY, MI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Teresa Jones
(312) 886-0725

Remedial Project Manager
Nabil Fayoumi
(312) 886-6840

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Site Location

Street Address:
STE RTE 26 N OF QUINCY MILLS, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MI 49934

Background

The Torch Lake site is located on the Keweenaw Peninsula in Houghton County, Michigan. The site includes several areas ranging in size from about 10 acres to over 200 acres. Copper mining activities in the area from the 1890s until 1969 produced mill tailings (called stamp sands) that contaminated lake sediments and the shoreline. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.