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GM Powertrain Bedford Facility

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Aliases: GM Bedford, GMC Central Foundry Division

Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Mike Joyce (joyce.mike@epa.gov)
312-353-5546 or 800-621-8431, ext. 35546

EPA Project Managers:

RCRA Corrective Action Project Manager (On-Site Work)
Peter Ramanauskas (ramanauskas.peter@epa.gov)
312-886-7890

CERCLA On-Scene Coordinator (Off-Site/Creek Work)
Brad Stimple (stimple.brad@epa.gov)
440-250-1717


Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Gerald O'Callaghan
317-233-1522

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registrty (Public Health Agency)
Clayton G. Koher
312-886-0840

General Motors Community Involvement Contact
Becki Akers
866-223-0856 (toll-free)

Repositories

Final Technical Documents, Reports, Project Fact Sheets, Public Presentation Slides, and Progress Reports can be obtained at the following locations and repositories.

Electronic copies are available for download from GM's site Exit EPA Disclaimer

Printed copies are available for viewing at:

  • Bedford Public Library
    1323 K Street,
    Bedford, IN
    (812) 275-4471
  • Information Center
    GM Powertrain Lobby
    105 GM Drive (By appointment only)
    (866) 223-0856
  • Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management
    100 N. Senate Ave.
    Indianapolis, IN
    (317) 233-1522
  • US EPA Region 5
    77 West Jackson Boulevard (DW-8J)
    Chicago, IL 60604
    (312) 886-6173 (By appointment)
    Between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday excluding Federal holidays)

Background

The Site is located at 105 GM Drive in Bedford, Indiana, on approximately 152.5 acres of land. The Site currently produces aluminum casting products, such as transmission casings, pistons, and engine blocks, within approximately one million square feet of operating floor space. The Bedford Site was originally constructed in the early 1900's as a limestone milling operation. The U.S. Government purchased the mill in 1942, converting the Site to an aluminum aircraft engine foundry, which was operated by GM. GM purchased the property after World War II and has continued to operate the Site as an aluminum foundry as part of various GM operating divisions.

Historical uses and management of PCB containing hydraulic oils and PCB impacted materials has contaminated on-site areas as well as the sediment and floodplain soil within Bailey's Branch and the Pleasant Run Creek watershed. This area includes approximately 5 miles of creek that runs from the GM Bedford Facility Outfall.

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