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Spartan Chemical Superfund Site, Wyoming, Kent County

EGLE Site Lead: Mellisa Powers-Taylor, PowersTaylorM@Michigan.gov or 517-388-0795. Webpage last updated December 16, 2021.

Background

The Spartan Chemical Company located at 2539 28th Street Southwest, operated as a bulk chemical storage, transfer and repackaging plant from 1952-1991. During its operation, the company handled a variety of chemicals including aromatic solvents, chlorinated solvents, lacquer thinners and ethers.  It became a Superfund site in 1983.  Spartan Chemical Company went into bankruptcy in 1992 and the state took over investigation and remediation in 1993.  Historical information does not suggest that PFAS was used as part of the Spartan Chemical Company operations.

The former Spartan Chemical Superfund Site is located to the north and approximately a half mile away from the Electro Chemical Finishing (ECF) Site. ECF delineated the PFAS plume north of their property and stopped at 28th Street SW. Based on a review of ECF's plume and concentrations present at 28th Street SW, EGLE sampled monitoring wells for PFAS north of 28th Street SW (highest result was 802 ppt PFOS) and wells on-site at Spartan Chemical Superfund Site (highest result was 42 ppt PFOA).

EGLE plans to conduct additional groundwater sampling in the spring of 2022.

Spartan Chemical Area of Interest map

The groundwater flow at the site is to the northwest. 

The area is served by municipal water; no residential drinking water wells have been identified. A potential drinking water well exists at a nearby commercial address on 28th Street SW. EGLE is attempting to contact the owner so that a drinking water sample can be collected. This site is near the Electro Chemical Finishing Site in Wyoming, which is an existing PFAS site.