Superfund Site:

LEHILLIER/MANKATO
LEHILLIER, MN

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Ruth Muhtsun
(312) 886-6595

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

Site Location

Street Address:
W. SIBLEY PK & LEHILLIER/SOUTH BEND TWP, LEHILLIER, MN 56001

Background

The Lehillier/Mankato site is located in Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Uncontrolled dumping occurred at the 1,000-acre site until 1972. In the early 1980s, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) sampled domestic wells and confirmed volatile organic compound (VOC) contamination of groundwater in the area. A number of small dumps were known to exist in the area, but a specific source of the contamination was not found. 

Several residential wells were impacted as well as one of the municipal wells for Mankato, a city of 30,000 people. The city's well is directly downgradient and less than one-quarter mile from the ...
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