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DuPont Barksdale Explosives Plant Site

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  • Barksdale, WI (Bayfield County)
  • EPA ID# WIN000508267
  • CERCLIS listing
  • Alias(es): N/A
Contact Information

Remedial Project Manager
Laura Ripley (ripley.laura@epa.gov)
312-886-6040 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66040

Wisconsin DNR
Christopher Saari,
2501 Golf Course Road
Ashland, WI 54806
[Complete file available. Call for appointment to review.]


(where to view written records)

Washburn Public Library
[Partial file-most documents included.]
307 Washington Ave.
Washburn, WI


E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. ran the DuPont Barksdale Explosives Plant from 1905 to 1971. The company produced TNT, dynamite and other explosives for the military during World Wars I and II, and for the mining industry.

The 1,800-acre plant was reportedly the world's largest supplier of dynamite during World War I, and demand for the product was high into the 1950s. Most of the site was used for the production of explosives. The southern part of the property was used to store products prior to shipment.

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