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Electro-Voice

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

Remedial Project Manager
Giang-Van Nguyen (nguyen.giang-van@epa.gov)
312-886-6726 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66726

Project Manager
Cindy Fairbanks
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
517-335-4111

Repositories

(where to view written records)

Buchanan District Library
128 East Front Street
Buchanan, MI 49107-1257

Background

Electro-Voice (now called EV-International Inc.) manufactures sound equipment and is located at 600 Cecil Street in Buchanan, Michigan. Activities at the plant include die casting, machining, assembly, painting, electroplating and administration. The plant includes a building, two parking lots and an open field. The contamination at the site resulted from Electro-Voice,s discharge of electroplating wastes into two clay-lined lagoons from 1952 to 1962, and from the disposal of paint wastes and solvents into a drywell from 1964 to 1973. The waste disposal activities caused the ground water to become contaminated with chemicals called volatile organic compounds.

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