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Metamora Landfill

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Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Cheryl Allen
312-353-6196 or 800-621-8431, ext. 36196

Remedial Project Manager
Nanjunda Gowda (gowda.nanjunda@epa.gov)
312-353-9236 or 800-621-8431, ext. 39236

Senior Project Manager
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Keith Krawczyk krawczykk@michigan.gov


(where to view written records)

Lapeer County Library
Metamora Branch
4018 Oak St.


The Metamora Landfill site is located in Metamora Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, approximately one-half mile east of the village of Metamora and eight miles east-southeast of Lapeer, Michigan. The site exists on a land parcel approximately 150 acres in size and contains a 25 acre landfill and two drum disposal areas adjacent to the landfill.

The landfill was formed by filling natural depressions in the landscape. Drummed wastes were also deposited in the landfill. There are a shallow and an intermediate aquifer present above the Marshall Sandstone aquifer.

The Marshall Sandstone is the primary aquifer for domestic wells in the Metamora area, although a few domestic wells obtain water from the lower sand and gravel deposits above bedrock. About 60 people use groundwater downgradient of the site. The village of Metamora's population is approximately 600 people.

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and arsenic are the primary contaminants of concern.

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Site Updates

Latest Update

EPA has completed four Five-Year Reviews of the remedies selected for the Metamora Landfill Site. These reviews were completed in August 1993, September 1999, and September 2004. The fourth Five-Year Review completed in 2009 determined that the selected remedies remained protective of human health and the environment. The next five-year review for the site is due in 2014.

Site documents, including previous five-year reviews

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