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Hydro Extrusion USA (Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County)

EGLE Site Lead: Erica Bays, BaysE@Michigan.gov or 269-350-0080. Content last updated July 14, 2022.

Background

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.

Hydro Extrusion USA PFAS in Groundwater Map

Recent Accomplishments

  • 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.

Next Steps

  • 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.

Residential Well Sampling / Alternative Water Information

  • 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.

Upcoming Community Engagement

  • None scheduled at this time.

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

10

9

Residential Wells

N/A (see Crown Vantage Property)

N/A (see Crown Vantage Property)

N/A (see Crown 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.