Superfund Site: SCRAP PROCESSING CO., INC., MEDFORD, WI
Superfund Site Profile
The 2-acre Scrap Processing Co., Inc. site is located in Taylor County, Wisconsin. A salvage yard currently operates on site. From 1955 to 1974 and periodically until 1981, the company cracked lead and acid batteries to reclaim the lead smelted on site. The equivalent of 399,000 gallons of acid wastes contaminated with heavy metals from the batteries ran from the crushing area along an unlined ditch and into an unlined pond. The pond has intermittently overflowed into the Black River, located along one side of the site, contaminating it with heavy metals and acid. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing.