WPSC Campmarina MGP Site
Community Involvement Coordinator
Susan Pastor (email@example.com)
312-353-1325 or 800-621-8431, ext. 31325
Remedial Project Manager
Pablo Valentin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
312-353-2886 or 800-621-8431, ext. 32886
Assistant Regional Counsel
Richard Nagle (email@example.com)
312-353-8222 or 800-621-8431, ext. 38222
(where to view written records)
Mead Public Library
710 N. 8th St.
The 1-1/2-acre Wisconsin Public Service Corp. Campmarina manufactured gas plant site is located at 732 N. Water St., Sheboygan, Wis. on the north bank of the Sheboygan River. Currently, it is used as a park and marina with a river walk located immediately adjacent to the river shoreline.
WPSC owned and operated the gas plant from 1872 to 1929 in an area that was historically industrial. Processes included coal carbonization and carbureted water gas. Today, the city of Sheboygan currently owns the property.
EPA Region 5 is working on former MGPs in Wisconsin and Illinois.
A Community Advisory Group (CAG) is one way the community can get involved. Learn more about CAGs
Great Lakes Legacy Act
The Sheboygan River and Harbor Site and the Wisconsin Public Service Corporation Campmarina Manufactured Gas Plant Site are being cleaned up under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program. The EPA is also using Great Lakes Legacy Act funds to clean up additional areas in the Sheboygan River that are outside the jurisdiction of the Superfund program.
EPA is proposing no further action on the upland section of the WPSC Campmarina MGP site because it was cleaned up by WPSC under the supervision of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources from November 2000 through May 2002.
Follow‑up testing and further study have shown that the cleanup work achieved, or will achieve, all of the objectives identified in the 2000 WDNR cleanup plan. These objectives include reducing the potential for site contaminants to come in direct contact with people, preventing contaminated runoff flowing into the river, and preventing contaminants leaching into underlying ground water. In addition, WDNR required that formal controls such as deed restrictions be placed on the upland area to restrict land and/or ground water use and to ensure that the cleanup continues to be effective. WPSC/Integrys, the owner of the property, was determined to be responsible for the environmental problems in the area. The company has paid for the cleanup and studies, so far.
The EPA will not select a final cleanup plan until after it reviews comments received from the public. The EPA may modify its proposal or select another option based on new information or public comments.
The company also cleaned up the sediment and shoreline in 2011. Details can be found in a document called the “record of decision" (PDF) (34pp, 3.5MB). Under a 2011 legal agreement called a consent order, EPA required WPSC/Integrys to build an underwater barrier called a coffer dam and dig up contaminated sediment and soil from the shoreline. This phase of the project was treated as a “time-critical removal.” Another document called an Action Memorandum (PDF) (53 pp, 4.56MB), explains that cleanup.
The main pollutant is polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, which is present in what EPA calls NAPL, or non-aqueous phase liquid. NAPL does not mix with water.
EPA also ordered the company to clean up PAH-contaminated sediment near Boat Island to prevent the movement of PAHs from the Campmarina site. If this sediment had not been removed, it could have interfered with the PCB cleanup of the nearby Sheboygan River and Harbor site.
The river portion of the cleanup under Superfund has been completed and restoration using Great Lakes Legacy Act funding was done in 2012. The Great Lakes Legacy Act is administered by EPA’s Great Lakes National Program Office (see box above).
WPSC/Integrys was originally required to study sediment, ground water, and soil after a consent order was signed between the company and EPA in January 2007.
You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more.
- EPA Proposes No Further Action; Seeks Comments (PDF) (6pp, 266KB) June 2013
- EPA Proposes No Further Action After Emergency River Cleanup (PDF) (6pp, 1.10MB) July 2012
- Meeting Scheduled, Updates Provided For Two Sites (PDF) (4pp, 3.78MB) February 2011
- Completion of Upper River Cleanup Scheduled for this Summer April 2007 (PDF) (4pp, 672K)
- Technical Proposed Plan (PDF) (17pp, 676KB), June 2013
- Sample Locations (PDF) (4pp, 2.4MB)
- Appendix B (PDF) (9pp, 349KB)
- Record of Decision (PDF) (34pp, 3.5MB)
- Proposed Plan Public Meeting August 8, 2012, Transcript (PDF) (25pp, 173KB)
- Proposed Plan (PDF) (27pp, 3.6MB) July 2012
- Sediment Removal RAWP Amendment 1 (PDF) (9pp, 1.38MB) March 2012
- Construction Completion Report for Focused NAPL and Sediment Removal Action (PDF) (47pp, 2.17MB) March 2012
Appendices - These documents are very large, so rather than post them on this web page, please visit the local site information repository to review them or contact us and we will send you copies on CD/DVD
- Action Memorandum (PDF) (53pp, 4.56MB) June 2011
- River Operable Unit Feasibility Study Report - Revision 2 (PDF) (313pp, 32MB) January 2011
- Remedial Investigation Report
- Part 1 (PDF) (16pp, 832K) July 2009
- Part 2 (PDF) (9pp, 407K) July 2009
- Part 3 (PDF) (15pp, 756K) July 2009
- Part 4 (PDF) (18pp, 875K) July 2009
- Part 5 (PDF) (5pp, 226K) July 2009
- Part 6 (PDF) (1pp, 47K) July 2009
- Part 7 (PDF) (2pp, 117K) July 2009
- Figures (PDF) (5pp, 1.2MB) July 2009
- Tables/ Appendices - too large, please visit repository or contact Susan Pastor for a CD containing the document.
- Community Involvement Plan, April 2007 (PDF) (15pp, 852K)
Multi-site Manufactured Gas Plant documents
- Multi-state Field Sampling Plan (PDF) (497pp., 28MB) September 2008
- Multi-site risk assessment framework - former manufactured gas plant sites (PDF) (105pp, 4.6MB) September 2007
- Multi-Site Conceptual Site Model Former Manufactured Gas Plant Sites (PDF) (30pp, 481K) August 2007
- Multi-Site Health And Safety Plan Former Manufactured Gas Plant Sites (PDF) (71pp, 460K) August 2007
- Multi-Site Quality Assurance Project Plan (PDF) (83pp, 308K) September 2007
- Multi-Site Quality Assurance Project Plan Figures and Tables (PDF) (24pp, 192K) September 2007
- Multi-Site Quality Assurance Project Plan Appendices (PDF) (424pp, 3.1MB) September 2007 (minus sub appendices A1-A11 which are very large files)
- Administrative Order on Consent (PDF) (107 pp, 7.2MB) June 2011
- Final Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent, January 2007 (PDF) (79 pp, 3.9MB)