Superfund Site: TOMAH FAIRGROUNDS, TOMAH, WI

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.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/26/1996)
Human Exposure
Status

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