Superfund Site:

MID-AMERICA TANNING CO.
SERGEANT BLUFF, IA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Pamela Houston
(913) 551-7699

Remedial Project Manager
David Wennerstrom
(913) 551-7996

Site Location

Street Address:
PORT NEAL ROAD, SERGEANT BLUFF, IA 51054

Background

The 100-acre Mid-America Tanning Company Site is located near Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. The site was operated as a leather tannery from 1970 to 1989.  In 1973, the plant began using a chrome tanning process. The process wastewater treatment system produced a sludge that was high in chromium and contained other chemicals.  Ultimate disposal of the sludge was by burial in unlined, on-site trenches and land application to on-site soils.  When the facility ceased operations in 1989, there was an estimated 5,000 gallons of chromium tanning solution on-site, along with over 500 gallons of sulfuric acid.

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