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Hegeler Zinc Superfund Site

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Contact Information

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

Remedial Project Manager
Colleen Moynihan moynihan.colleen@epa.gov
312-353-8196 or 800-621-8431, ext. 38196

Repositories

(where to view written records)

Danville Public Library
217-477-5228
Archives/Reference Department
319 N. Vermilion St.
Danville, IL

Westville Public Library
217-267-3170
Reference Department
233 S. Street St.
Westville, IL

Background

This 100-acre site was a zinc smelting facility from 1906 until approximately 1954. It is located west of the village of Hegeler, which is south of Danville, Illinois. It is in a rural area, bordered by farmland on the west and the north. Hegeler Zinc produced various grades of zinc slab and rolled zinc products as well as sulfuric acid. The smelting operation resulted in large amounts of slag (through a burning process), which was stored in piles on the site. The slag material contains unburned residues and metals such as lead, arsenic and zinc.

In May 2003, EPA secured the site with a fence to protect trespassers from contamination at the request of the Illinois EPA. In 2004, Illinois EPA nominated the site to the National Priorities List (NPL). In April 2005, the Hegeler Zinc site officially became an NPL site, listed in the Federal Register.

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January 2013

During the week of January 7th, 2013 EPA will install 3 mid-depth groundwater monitoring wells adjacent to the Hegeler Zinc Superfund Site. The following week, all thirteen existing mid-depth groundwater monitoring wells offsite and onsite will be sampled for metals and water level measurements collected.  The groundwater sampling will help EPA better understand the direction of the groundwater flow and the nature and extent of metals contamination.

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