Spartan Chemical Company Superfund Site
The Spartan Chemical Co. operated as a bulk chemical storage, transfer and repackaging plant from 1952-91. During its operation, the company handled a variety of chemicals including aromatic solvents, chlorinated solvents, lacquer thinners and ethers. Prior to 1963, the company discharged its wastewater to the ground. Both above and underground storage tanks were used to store chemicals at the property. EGLE, in consultation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has performed investigations and remedial actions since the 1990s. During a soil excavation in 2015, EGLE and their contractor observed discolored soil. Sample results of this soil revealed high levels of metals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which could appear as an air contaminant. Perimeter air monitoring showed that amounts of VOCs in the air were above the target levels set for the project. EGLE’s contractor installed a protective cover to prevent the VOCs from escaping into the air until a plan of action could be developed and implemented to safely remove the contaminated soil.
What is EGLE Doing?
- Spartan Chemical Company Site Restoration Work To Resume May 17, 2021 (6-17-2021)
- First Phase of Spartan Chemical Excavation Pilot Study Completed (1-20-2021)
- December 2020 Spartan Chemical Company (1-20-2021)
- Community Meeting Announcement (English)
- Community Meeting Announcement (en español)
- October 1, 2020 Community Meeting Video
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