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East Jordan Disposal (East Jordan, Charlevoix County)

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Please contact the Site Lead for the most up-to-date status of this site.

EGLE site lead

Lisa Kruse, or 989-370-1424


East Jordan Disposal, located at 700 Nichols Street, is a closed municipal landfill/transfer station that served the city of East Jordan. For over 20 years, a clay-lined oil storage pit at the entrance to the landfill was used for firefighter training in extinguishing oil fires. In 1980, contaminated soils from the oil pit were excavated. In February of 2024, during an EGLE Brownfield Site Assessment grant, groundwater monitoring wells around the former landfill were sampled. The highest PFAS detection was 40 ppt PFOS (compared to 16 ppt Drinking Water Criteria and 12 ppt Water Quality Value) and 17 ppt PFOA (compared to 8 ppt Drinking Water Criteria).

Groundwater flow is expected to be to the southeast. Brown’s Creek is located approximately 150 feet west of the site. 

Content posted May 2024.


Drinking water information

EGLE, DHHS, and local health have verified there are no downgradient residential wells in the area. Homes in the area are on municipal water. There is an irrigation well at the south-adjoining East Jordan High School. The local health department, Health Department of Northwest Michigan, contacted East Jordan High School concerning their irrigation well. The irrigation well is only connected to an in-ground sprinkler system.

Anticipated activities

None currently.