ARROWHEAD REFINERY CO.
Superfund Site Profile
The Arrowhead Refinery Superfund site is located in Hermantown, Minnesota. The site is a 10-acre former waste oil recycling
facility within a white cedar wetland. The
refining process generated a waste stream of highly acidic, metal-laden sludge
which was disposed of in an unlined two-acre lagoon on the site. The waste
process water was also discharged into a wastewater ditch in a wetland area.
Arrowhead Refining Company incorporated in 1961 and continued the re-refining
activities until 1977. A public health risk assessment stated that if no action
was taken to remedy the site, use or development of the site would result in
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