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Velsicol Chemical Corp. (Marshall Plant)

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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
Bernard Schorle
312-886-4746 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64746


(where to view written records)

Marshall Public Library
612 Archer Ave.
Marshall, IL


The former Velsicol Chemical Plant is located on 420 acres in east central Illinois, one mile north of the city of Marshall. The plant produced products derived from petroleum by-products and the pesticide, chlordane. EPA cancelled the use of chlordane and Velsicol stopped manufacturing operations at the Marshall plant in 1988. Ground water, sediment, and soil at the site are contaminated with volatile organic compounds and pesticides.

The cleanup plan selected included:

Site Updates || Technical Documents | Five-Year Reviews

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Site Updates

July 2014

EPA and Michigan Department of Environmental Management are resuming cleanup and investigation activities to handle contamination from the former Velsicol Chemical Corp. Superfund site. Currently underway is the cleanup of the residential area next to the former Velsicol Chemical plant site, replacement of the St. Louis municipal drinking water supply and cleanup design work at the former chemical plant location.

Technical Documents

Five-Year Reviews

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