Superfund Site:

AIR FORCE PLANT 85
COLUMBUS, OH

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Adrian Palomeque
(312) 353-2035

Remedial Project Manager
Owen Thompson
(312) 886-4843

Site Location

Street Address:
ALUM CREEK DRIVE, COLUMBUS, OH 43219

Background

Air Force Plant 85 is located near Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio. From 1941 to 1994, several companies, including Curtiss-Wright Corp., Rockwell International and McDonnell Douglas, made and tested naval aircraft and missile systems on site. Past operations at the 420-acre plant included machining, metal finishing, electroplating, forming, painting, coating and assembly. Facility operations contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. The Air Force sold the plant to a local investment group in 1997. The Air Force has retained proceeds from the sale to fund environmental investigations and cleanup. Site cleanup is ongoing.