Superfund Site:

ELECTRO-COATINGS, INC.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Pamela Houston
(913) 551-7699

Remedial Project Manager
Amer Safadi
(913) 551-7825

Site Location

Street Address:
911 SHAVER RD NE, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52402

Background

The Electro-Coatings, Inc., Site is located at 911 Shaver Road Northeast on the north side of Cedar Lake in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Electro-Coatings plant in Cedar Rapids has been in operation since 1947. The plant has performed chromium, cadmium, nickel and zinc plating. In March 1976, a yellow tinge was noted in the cooling water being discharged to Cedar Lake from Hawkeye Rubber Manufacturing Company (Hawkeye Rubber) located immediately west of the Electro-Coatings plant. This water was found to contain high levels of chromium which was tracked to a leaking concrete tank containing chromic acid at the Electro-Coatings plant. Moderate amounts of chlorinated ...
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