Superfund Site:

BURLINGTON NORTHERN (BRAINERD/BAXTER PLANT)
BRAINERD/BAXTER, MN

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Heriberto Leon
(312) 886-6163

Remedial Project Manager
Leslie Patterson
(312) 886-4904

Site Location

Street Address:
WEST CITY LIMITS, BRAINERD/BAXTER, MN 56401

Background

The Burlington Northern (Brainerd/Baxter Plant) site is located between the cities of Brainerd and Baxter in Minnesota. A railroad-tie treatment facility operated at the site from about 1907 to 1986. Two shallow unlined ponds received wastewater generated from the wood-treating process. This created a sludge, which contaminated underlying soils and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.