Superfund Site:

MATTHIESSEN AND HEGELER ZINC COMPANY
LA SALLE, IL

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Ruth Muhtsun
(312) 886-6595

Remedial Project Manager
Demaree Collier
(312) 886-0214

Site Location

Street Address:
PARTS OF SECT. 10, 11, 14 & 15, T33N-R1E
LA SALLE, IL 61301

Background

The Matthiessen and Hegeler Zinc Co. site is located in LaSalle, Ill., with a portion of an off-site residential area being investigated in adjacent Peru, Ill. The Matthiessen and Hegeler Zinc Co. operated a zinc smelter on the industrial portion of the site from 1858 until 1961. The company added a rolling mill to its operations in 1866 to produce zinc sheets. The Matthiessen and Hegeler company declared bankruptcy in 1968, and only basic rolling mill operations took place from 1968 until 1978. The industrial portion of the site houses an inactive zinc smelting and rolling facility as well as ...
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