NPL Site Narrative for Springfield Township Dump
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP DUMP
Federal Register Notice: September 08, 1983
Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Springfield Township Dump covers 5 acres near Davisburg in rural Oakland County, Michigan. Between 1966 and 1968, and possibly longer, drums of liquid industrial wastes (including paint sludges, solvents, PCBs, oils, and greases) were buried in or dumped into the ground to reclaim the drums. In 1980, the State removed most contaminants. Most soils remain contaminated with PCBs, other organic chemicals, and metals. Ground water below the dumping area is also contaminated with organic chemicals, but nearby residential wells are not contaminated as yet.
Status (July 1983): EPA recently completed 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.