Superfund Site:

BETTER BRITE PLATING CO. CHROME AND ZINC SHOPS
DE PERE, WI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Susan Pastor
(312) 353-1325

Remedial Project Manager
WILLIAM RYAN
(312) 353-4374

Site Location

Street Address:
519 LANDE ST, DE PERE, WI 54115

Background

The Better Brite Plating Co. Chrome and Zinc Shops site, 519 Lande St., DePere, Wis, is a 4-acre site comprising two sections of land divided by a residential area.  Metal plating operations were conducted at the Chrome Shop from 1978 to 1985 and at the Zinc Shop from 1968 to 1989. Between 20,000 and 60,000 gallons of plating solution leaked from in-ground tanks at the Chrome Shop. In addition, contaminated waste reportedly was spilled. At that time, groundwater was used for drinking water.   

In early investigations, high levels of chromium, zinc, cadmium, and cyanide were found in waste, surface ...
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