Superfund Site Profile
The Fields Brook site, located about 55 miles east of Cleveland in Ashtabula, Ohio, is a 6-square-mile watershed of a brook where up to 19 separate facilities have operated since 1940. Activities range from metals fabrication to chemicals production. Fields Brook flows into the Ashtabula River, which flows into Lake Erie about one-and-a-half-miles downstream of the site. Fields Brook sediment and soil from the Fields Brook floodplain/wetlands area are contaminated with a wide variety of contaminants, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chlorinated solvents and metals.