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NPL Site Narrative for K&L Avenue Landfill

Oshtemo Township, Michigan

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The K&L Avenue Landfill covers 5 acres in Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan. It was owned and operated by Kalamazoo County from 1968 to 1975. The landfill accepted municipal and industrial wastes. Residential wells near the landfill became contaminated with organic compounds, including chloroform, trichloroethylene, and perchloroethylene. In 1979, homeowners near the site brought suit against the county. As a result, the county provided an alternative water supply and capped the landfill. The cap is not adequate, and leachate enters nearby surface waters.

Status (July 1983): EPA is preparing a Remedial Action Master Plan outlining the investigations needed to determine the full extent of cleanup required at the site. It will guide further actions at the site.

For more information about the hazardous substances identified in this narrative summary, including general information regarding the effects of exposure to these substances on human health, please see the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ToxFAQs. ATSDR ToxFAQs can be found on the Internet at ATSDR - ToxFAQs (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/index.asp) or by telephone at 1-888-42-ATSDR or 1-888-422-8737.

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