Superfund Site: PEOPLES GAS NORTH SHORE AVENUE STATION FORMER MGP
CHICAGO, IL

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The 10.2-acre North Shore Avenue Station Former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site is located in Rogers Park Township in Chicago, Illinois. The site occupies three parcels of land – the Main Parcel, the East Parcel and the Pond Parcel. MGPs were industrial facilities that produced gas from coal, oil and other feedstocks. The processes used to produce the gas also produced waste and byproducts such as tars, purifier waste, oils, sludges and acidic waste. Disposal of waste and spills and leaks often resulted in contaminated soil, sediment and ground water. Site investigation work is ongoing. The site is not listed on the National Priorities List (NPL) but is considered to be an NPL-caliber site and is being addressed through the Superfund Alternative Approach (SAA).