Superfund Site Profile
The site includes 15 acres of a 37-acre fairground. The city of Tomah operated the area in the 1950s as an open, unlined dump while accepting industrial and municipal waste. Disposal methods and site operations contaminated the groundwater and soil with volatile organic compounds and heavy metals. After operations stopped, the area was covered and the site became part of the Tomah Fairgrounds. EPA added it to the Superfund list in 1987.