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Kalamazoo River Superfund Project

Site Information
  • Communities: Allegan, Fennville, Kalamazoo, Ostego, Parchment, Plainwell, Portage, and Saugatuck
  • Counties: Allegan and Kalamazoo
  • State: Michigan
  • EPA ID# MID006007306
  • NPL Factsheet
  • CERCLIS listing
  • Alias(es): Allied Paper, Inc. / Portage Creek / Kalamazoo River
  • Photos
  • Map of project area showing operating units
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    download printable map (PDF)
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    Link to map of project area showing operating units
Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Heriberto León (leon.heriberto@epa.gov)
312-886-6163 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66163

Backup CIC

Community Involvement Coordinator
Cheryl Allen (allen.cheryl@epa.gov)
312-353-6196 or 800-621-8431, ext. 36196

Remedial Project Manager
Jim Saric

Technical Contacts
Michael Berkoff - landfills

Sheila Desai - mills

On-Scene Coordinator
Sam Borries
312-353-8360 or 800-621-8431 ext. 38360


(where to view written records)

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose
Kalamazoo, MI

Waldo Library
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI

Charles Ransom Library
180 South Sherwood
Plainwell, MI

Allegan Public Library
331 Hubbard Street
Allegan, MI

Otsego District Library
219 South Farmer Street
Otsego, MI

Saugatuck-Douglas Library
10 Mixer Street
Douglas, MI

Michigan Department of Community Health's fish advisoryExit EPA Disclaimer

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Web site on this projectExit EPA Disclaimer

Kalamazoo River Watershed Council
www.kalamazooriver.orgExit EPA Disclaimer

Jamie McCarthy
Kalamazoo River Watershed Council

Dr. Stephen K. Hamilton, hamilton@kbs.msu.edu, 269-671-2231

Kalamazoo Project Environmental Glossary

Kalamazoo River Environment Natural Resource Damage Assessment - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

EPA Superfund Home Page
EPA Superfund Cleanup Process
Region 5 Superfund

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry

Kalamazoo River Protection Association

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EPA has assumed responsibility for a Superfund cleanup on the Kalamazoo River. The Allied Paper Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund Site, referred to here as the Kalamazoo River Superfund Project, stretches 80-miles from Saugatuck on the west to about 10 miles east of Battle Creek, near Sunrise Heights. (more...)

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Site Update

November 2013

EPA will hold a public meeting to update the community on the Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River site. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Arcadia Ballroom, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo. Topics include:

· Completing the PCB cleanup of Portage Creek.
· Ongoing cleanup studies and investigation work at the Kalamazoo River.
· Landfill activities at 12th Street, Willow Boulevard/A-Site and Allied Paper.
· 2014 planned cleanup activities

You can read more details in the PCB PCB Cleanup of Portage Creek is Complete (PDF) (4pp, 475KB) fact sheet.


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