Springfield Township Dump Superfund site
Contact InformationCommunity Involvement Coordinator
Cheryl Allen (email@example.com)
312-353-6196 or 800-621-8431, ext. 36196
Remedial Project Manager
William Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
312-353-4374 or 800-621-8431, ext. 34374
(where to view written records)
Springfield Township Library
650 Broadway St.
The four-acre Springfield Township Dump site is located on a 12-acre rural residential lot near Davisburg, Michigan. The site was used for unauthorized chemical waste disposal from about 1966 to 1968.
There are about 25 homes within one mile of the site, with the nearest residence located about 800 feet away. All homes in the area are served by private drinking water wells.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) first responded to the Springfield site in the 1970s. MDNR found that liquid wastes and paint sludges had been dumped into a low area of the site and that a large number of 55-gallon containers (drums) of liquid wastes were deposited throughout the area.
In 1979 and1980, MDNR removed 1,500 drums of waste and hauled off 711 tons of contaminated soil for offsite disposal. MDNR also constructed a fence around the contaminant disposal area and left the remaining soil (and groundwater) contamination to be addressed by EPA under its Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) authority.
EPA inspected the Springfield site in 1982, and placed the site on the National Priorities List in September 1983.
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Springfield Township Dump Site is currently in the Operation and Maintenance phase of the cleanup. The remedy selected for the site in 1990 included the following components:
- Excavation and onsite incineration of contaminated soil
- A soil cover over the excavated area
- Air sparging and soil vapor extraction to remove volatile compounds
- Groundwater extraction and treatment to address contaminated groundwater
- Institutional Controls to limit potential exposure to contaminated media
EPA conducted five-year reviews of the site in 1999, 2004 and 2009. They indicate that the excavation and onsite treatment of contaminated surface soils, in combination with the soil cover and institutional controls, have been effective in preventing direct contact with contaminants at the site.
The remedy is currently protective of human health and the environment in the short-term because exposure to contaminated media is under control, and the soil vapor extraction, air sparging, and groundwater extraction and treatment systems have significantly reduced contaminant concentrations left on-site.