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Eagle Zinc Superfund Site

Site Information
Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Teresa Jones (jones.teresa@epa.gov)
312-886-0725 or 800-621-8431, ext. 60725

Remedial Project Manager

Nefertiti DiCosmo
(dicosmo.nefertiti@epa.gov)
312-886-6148 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66148
Mon.-Fri., 8AM-5PM

Repositories

Hillsboro Public Library
214 School St.
Hillsboro, IL

Background

The Eagle Zinc site is located in the city and township of Hillsboro, Illinois, Montgomery County. The 132-acre site is located in a commercial /industrial/residential area in northeast Hillsboro. The site extends from Smith road to the north of Middle Fork of Shoal Creek on the south. The site operated as a zinc smelter from 1912 to 2003. Other site operations included the production of sulfuric acid and zinc oxide.

Leftover material and contaminants from the manufacturing operations are concentrated in 15 piles, which are mainly located in the central and southern portions of the site. A large pond that formerly provided water for site operations is located in the southwest corner of the site. Buildings formerly used for manufacturing operation currently occupy 20 percent of the site. The site is currently zoned industrial by the city of Hillsboro and legal restrictions on the property limit future site use to industrial use. Local authorities have expressed interest in redeveloping the site.

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Site Updates

March 2014

The design of the selected remedy for Operable Unit 2, which addresses remaining soil or groundwater contamination associated with the site, is underway. EPA anticipates that construction of the project will begin in fiscal year 2014. The community will be informed as updates become available.

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