Superfund Site:

JANESVILLE ASH BEDS
JANESVILLE, WI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Susan Pastor
(312) 353-1325

Remedial Project Manager
Thomas Barounis
(312) 353-5577

Site Location

Street Address:
BLACK BRIDGE RD, JANESVILLE, WI 53545

Background

The Janeville Disposal Facilities are located on a 65-acre parcel of land on Black Bridge Road in Rock County, Wisconsin.

The Janesville Ash Beds site operated from 1974 to 1985.  It comprises five ash beds in an area about 400 feet by 400 feet.  Industrial liquids and sludges were deposited in this area and allowed to evaporate. Dried sludge was then disposed of in two adjacent landfills: the "Old Landfill," another Superfund site, and the "New Landfill."  Both are now closed.

The primary contaminants in the groundwater were volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as tetrachloroethene, trichloroethene, and vinyl chloride. ...
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