Superfund Site: SPICKLER LANDFILL
SPENCER, WI

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The Spickler Landfill site is located in Spencer, Wisconsin. The area is a former municipal and industrial dump site – two fill areas cover 10 acres on an 80-acre parcel of land. In the 1960s, the landfill was a municipal open dump. In December 1970, BASF Wyandotte received approval from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) for a clay-lined sludge disposal area at the landfill for its mercury brine mud wastes. Other industrial wastes disposed of include kalo dust that contained asbestos, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and methylene chloride. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing.