Superfund Site:

MORRIS ARSENIC DUMP
MORRIS, MN

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
CHERYL ALLEN
(312) 353-6196

Remedial Project Manager
Karen Mason-Smith
(312) 886-6150

Site Location

Street Address:
ADJACENT TO HWY 28 & HWY 59, MORRIS, MN 56267

Background

The Morris Arsenic Dump site is located about one mile northeast of Morris, Minnesota. The site is the location of an old gravel pit that lies just south of the intersection of Minnesota State Highway 28 and U.S. Highway 59. In the early 1940s, Stevens County reportedly buried an estimated 1,500 pounds of surplus arsenic-based grasshopper pesticide (or “bait”) in the old gravel pit. Following investigations, EPA removed the site from the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986.