EPA Superfund Program: JANESVILLE OLD LANDFILL, JANESVILLE, WI

Superfund Site Profile

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

The 18-acre Janesville Old Landfill operated from 1963 to 1978. A residential neighborhood is located about one-quarter mile to the east. The Old Landfill site is an abandoned sand and gravel pit that was used as a municipal sanitary landfill which also accepted drummed waste, including solvents, oil, paint, and paint thinners. The landfill also accepted dried sludge from another Superfund site called the Janesville Ash Beds. There are no private residential wells or municipal supply wells in the line of the ground water plume between the landfill and the primary ground water discharge point, the Rock River, which is 1,500 feet to the west.

The cleanup, which was completed in 1997, included a landfill cover, gas collection system, and ground water treatment system.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/18/1997)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes