Superfund Site: EAST BETHEL DEMOLITION LANDFILL, EAST BETHEL TOWNSHIP, MN
Superfund Site Profile
The East Bethel Demolition Landfill site is located in East Bethel Township in Anoka County, Minnesota. The 60-acre area includes a 27-acre landfill that contains primarily demolition debris with moderate amounts of other wastes, including hazardous wastes. The landfill operated as an unpermitted solid waste disposal facility from 1969 to 1971. In 1971, the landfill received its first permit and began accepting mixed demolition debris and a small amount of municipal waste. A limited amount of industrial waste was accepted at the site and placed in a 7-acre area in the southwest corner of the site. The majority of hazardous waste was accepted between 1969 and 1976. Landfill operations contaminated groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1996. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) currently oversees operation and maintenance of the site’s remedy under its Closed Landfill Program.