Superfund Site Profile
Fadrowski Drum Disposal site, which is comprised of 20 acres of semi-rural land, is located on South 27th Street 20 in Franklin, Wisconsin. Between 1970 and 1982, demolition and construction waste was accepted there. Buried drums containing liquids and sludges were also discovered. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, an in-depth study of the nature and extent of contamination and an evaluation of cleanup options were done. The results confirmed chemicals in the groundwater and on-site creek.
Cleanup at the site included removing buried drums and contaminated soil, closing an onsite pond, covering waste with a landfill cap, installing a collection system to stop landfill liquids from going off-site, monitoring groundwater, and fencing the area.
EPA removed the site from its Superfund list on September 6, 2005. Menards, Inc. purchased the site and adjacent land and constructed the Menard's Home Improvement Center. Menard's, a company responsible for the cleanup, signed a legal agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to ensure that operation and maintenance would continue.