Superfund Site:

H & K SALES
BELDING, MI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
CHERYL ALLEN
(312) 353-6196

Remedial Project Manager
Owen Thompson
(312) 886-4843

Site Location

Street Address:
BRIDGE STREET, BELDING, MI 48809

Background

The H&K Sales site is also known as the "Belding Warehouse" site or as one of the "Michigan Radiological" sites. The site consists of a large warehouse in downtown Belding, Michigan. H&K Sales, Inc. rented space in the building in 1994 to store World War II-era aircraft parts. Some of the parts had originally been painted with small amounts of radium-226, a solid, naturally occurring radioactive isotope. The isotope gives off alpha particle and gamma ray radiation when it decays, which is potentially harmful to human health. Moreover, the radium-226 isotope also decays into radon-222, a gaseous, radioactive isotope and ...
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