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Hydro Extrusion USA (Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County)

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

EGLE site lead

Rachel Golota, or 269-370-2404.


Hydro Extrusion USA, LLC (Hydro) operated an aluminum extrusion facility located at 5575 North Riverview Drive, Kalamazoo, Michigan (the property) until March 2020, when operations at the facility ceased. To facilitate site closure, Hydro retained AECOM Technical Services (AECOM) to review and evaluate environmental conditions at the property. Environmental assessment activities completed between 2017 to present included groundwater sampling for PFAS.

The direction of groundwater flow is to the west. Russell Creek runs through the western parcel and the Kalamazoo River is located approximately 3,100 feet west of the site.

Content posted July 2022.

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Drinking water

This Site is located within the Crown Vantage Property MPART Site. The initial work conducted for the Crown Vantage Property Site included the sampling of residential wells near and around this Site, Hydro Extrusion USA. There were some detections of PFAS in some of the nearby residential wells. Residents were provided with an alternate drinking water source and, according to the City of Kalamazoo, will be connected to municipal water by the end of 2022.

Anticipated activities

Hydro Extrusion USA will continue their investigation. The City of Kalamazoo will continue the expansion of the municipal water supply planned to be completed prior to the end of 2022.

Historical timeline

    • On January 11, 2022, Hydro met with EGLE to discuss environmental investigative work completed to date, which included the results of PFAS samples collected between 2019 and 2021.The highest results were 330 ppt PFOA and 550 ppt PFOS.
    • On January 31, 2022, EGLE informed all necessary local, state, and federal officials of the receipt of the data and the intent to list the Site on the MPART website.

    Sampling Results Summary

    Type of Sample

    Date Sampled
    (or range)

    Number of Sample Results Received

    Number of Samples above Criteria*

    Groundwater Monitoring Wells

    2019 - 2021



    Residential Wells

    N/A (seeCrown Vantage Property)

    N/A (seeCrown Vantage Property)

    N/A (seeCrown Vantage Property)

    * Residential well and groundwater monitoring well results are compared to EGLE Part 201 criteria for 7 PFAS compounds effective 12/21/2020:  PFOS (16 ppt), PFOA (8 ppt), PFNA (6 ppt), PFHxS (51 ppt), PFHxA (400,000 ppt), PFBS (420 ppt), and HFPO-DA (370 ppt).

    Sampling Notes

    • Sampling conducted by AECOM, Hydro Extrusion USA’s environmental consultant.