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Rasmussenís Dump

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

Remedial Project Manager
Howard Caine
800-621-8431, ext. 39685


(where to view written records)

Hamburg Township Library
10411 Merrill Road
Whitmore Lake, MI

Brighton District Library
100 Library Drive
Brighton, MI


The 33-acre site was an unlicensed dump for domestic and industrial waste during the 1960’s and early 1970s. The site is located on Spicer Road in Brighton, in Livingston County, about 40 miles west of Detroit. It is bordered by a residential housing development and farmland. In September 1983, the Rasmussen’s Dump officially became a National Priorities List (NPL) site. Some of the contaminants discovered at the site include lead, cadmium, benzene as well as other volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) in groundwater and soil.

In 1984, EPA removed 3,000 drums and 250 cubic yards of contaminated soil from the site. In 1990, an additional 660 drums containing contaminated waste, and contaminated soil was removed from the site by responsible parties.

Currently, the site has a cap over the dump and ozone sparging system operates to reduce the contaminants of concern in the groundwater contaminant plume.

Latest Update || Five-Year Reviews

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Site Updates

March 2015

EPA has completed a status review of the cleanup. This type of review is required at least every five years where the cleanup is complete but hazardous waste remains managed on-site. These reviews are done to ensure that the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment.

The review included:

This was the fourth five-year review for the Rasmussen’s Dump Superfund site. The report Fourth Five-Year Review (PDF) (177pp) details the site’s progress. The next review is scheduled for 2020.

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