Former McLouth Steel Corp Site Corrective Action Information
NOTICE: EGLE is aware of torch cutting activities that produce smoke at the former McLouth Steel site beginning Friday, August 21 and planned to continue for several weeks. EPA has discussed the work with MSC’s project lead ASTI. ASTI will notify EPA if perimeter monitoring show particulates above the action level. State Air Pollution Control Rules allow for the activity, as long as it "does not cause a nuisance or adversely impact surrounding areas." If you believe you are affected by the smoke, please submit an air quality complaint.
The former McLouth Steel facility originally consisted of approximately 273 acres and operated from about 1950 until 1995. In 1995, McLouth filed for bankruptcy and the property has been transferred to multiple owners between 1996 and 2017. The original property is now split into a 76-acre northern portion presently owned by Riverview-Trenton Railroad Co. (RTRR) and a 197-acre southern portion, most of which is owned by MSC LLC. For further details see the timeline below.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) is the lead agency overseeing environmental clean-up activities occurring at the 197-acre southern portion of the site. To address environmental issues not covered by the agreements, the U.S. EPA intends to propose the entire southern portion for listing on the Superfund National Priorities List so that the activities needed in the southern portion of the site are eligible for federal funding. Find more information from U.S. EPA on the McLouth Steel Corp. Superfund Website.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is the lead agency overseeing environmental clean-up activities, also called corrective action, occurring at the 76-acre northern portion of the site owned by RTRR. EGLE will use the information collected during the first phase of the corrective action to help determine if additional corrective action is needed.
EGLE and U.S. EPA have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that provides a process for the agencies to coordinate clean-up activities across the site.
How to Stay Connected
Subscribe to the U.S. EPA mailing list for updates related to the southern portion of the site. Subscribe to the EGLE mailing list to receive updates related to the northern portion of the site. For more information, you can read reports and documents published by the U.S. EPA.
What is the EGLE Doing?
Inspections & Enforcement
EPA, Public Engagement: Kirstin Safakas, 312-886-6015
EPA, On-Scene Coordinator: Brian Kelly, 734-692-7684
EPA, Project Manager: Nabil Fayoumi, 312-886-6840
EGLE, Southern Portion: Courtney Fung, 517-242-0008
EGLE, Asbestos Program: Jeremiah Brown, 517-599-7825