Superfund Site:

ASARCO TAYLOR SPRINGS
TAYLOR SPRINGS, IL

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Heriberto Leon
(312) 886-6163

Remedial Project Manager
Sheila Desai
(312) 353-4150

Site Location

Street Address:
PUBLIC ROAD AND BROADWAY STREET, TAYLOR SPRINGS, IL 62089

Background

The ASARCO Taylor Springs site is located in Taylor Springs, Illinois. The area covers about 533 acres, of which 96 acres comprise the former site operations area. Currently, the site is not in use.

Beginning in 1911, a zinc smelter and zinc oxide production facility operated on the site. Operators of the zinc oxide plant stored a significant amount of slag from mining and processing zinc in waste piles on 12 acres of the site. Production waste slag piles were found to contain lead, arsenic, cadmium and other metals. Storage of waste materials resulted in contamination of surface water and soil ...
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