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Wickes Manufacturing TCE Plume

Wickes Manufacturing TCE Plume Information Meeting, 12/7/17, 7pm, Shanty Creek Resorts, Summit Village, Bellaire Ballroom
Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Wickes Manufacturing TCE Plume


Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Janice Adams

Environmental Assistance Center

Health Department of Northwest Michigan
Dan Thorell

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Lisa Quiggle
Toxicology Hotline



The Wickes Manufacturing Trichloroethylene (TCE) Plume is in Antrim County.  Mount Clemens Industries Inc., later known as Wickes Manufacturing, used TCE in vapor degreasers as part of the manufacturing of auto parts in Mancelona from 1947 to 1967. Waste containing TCE was discarded on the ground and in lagoons, where it seeped through the soil and became dissolved into the groundwater.  Both companies went out of business many years ago. As a results, DEQ (now EGLE) funds have been allocated to address the TCE contamination.

Wickes TCE Plume Web Mapping Application

Fact Sheets (updated January 2020)