Superfund Site:

ARROWHEAD REFINERY CO.
HERMANTOWN, MN

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Ruth Muhtsun
(312) 886-6595

Remedial Project Manager
Jena Sleboda Braun
(312) 886-0272

Site Location

Street Address:
NW CORNER HWY 53 & UGSTAD ROAD, HERMANTOWN, MN 55810

Background

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 unacceptable ...
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