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Westside Recycling and Disposal Facility (Three Rivers, St. Joseph County)

EGLE Site Lead: Nathan Whitmyer, WhitmyerN@Michigan.gov or 269-286-1451. Webpage last updated: August 3, 2020.

Background

Westside Recycling and Disposal Facility located at 14094 M-60 West consists of an active municipal solid waste landfill (Type II Landfill) and a closed industrial, construction and demolition landfill (Type III Landfill).  The Type II landfill receives non-hazardous residential, commercial, and construction and demolition waste.  The Type III landfill accepted foundry sand, industrial waste, and construction and demolition waste and was closed in August 2004.

The site was sampled on December 16, 2019, per a request from EGLE and an approved work plan dated September 24, 2019.  Four locations were sampled, including an upgradient well, a well of known historical impact (non-PFAS), and two downgradient wells.

The general groundwater flow direction is to the Northeast.  There may be residential wells in the area.

Westside Recycling and Disposal Facility Map

Recent Accomplishments

  • The site was sampled on December 16, 2019, per a request from EGLE and an approved work plan dated September 24, 2019.  Four onsite monitoring were sampled, including an upgradient well, a well of known historical impact (non-PFAS), and two downgradient wells.
  • In March 2020, EGLE received the sampling results from the December 2019 sampling event.  Two monitoring wells (MW-6S and MW-9S) exceeded the new Part 201 Criteria for PFOA.  MW-6S had a result of 56 ppt PFOA and non-detect for PFOS.  MW-9S had a result of 28 ppt PFOA and non-detect for PFOS.

Next Steps

  • EGLE will evaluate the proximity of residential wells.

Residential Well Testing/Alternate Water Information

  • EGLE will work with the local health department to review residential well logs in the area and discuss potential residential well sampling.

Upcoming Community Engagement

  • None scheduled at this time.

Sampling Results: PFOS and PFOA Only

Type of Sample

Date Sampled (or Range)

Number of Sample Results Received

Number of Samples Above PFOS Criteria

Number of Samples Above PFOA Criteria 

Groundwater

December 16, 2019 4 0 2
Cumulative   4 0 2
*Groundwater results are compared to EGLE Part 201 Criteria of 70 ppt PFOS+PFOA.

Sampling Notes

  • None at this time.

Historical Timeline

  • No historical information at this time.