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NPL Site Narrative for North Bronson Industrial Area

Bronson, Michigan

Federal Register Notice:  June 10, 1986

Conditions at proposal (October 15, 1984): The North Bronson Industrial Area consists of five industries in North Bronson in Muskegon County, Michigan. From 1965 to 1980, several nickel and chromium plating companies deposited wastes in two seepage lagoons on the site. The lagoons, which are no longer used for waste disposal, contain an estimated 3,000 to 5,900 cubic yards of dewatered metal hydroxide sludges.

On-site monitoring wells are contaminated with heavy metals, trichloroethylene, and other volatile organic compounds, according to analyses conducted by the State.

About 3,000 people use wells within 3 miles of the site as a source of drinking water.

Status (June 10, 1986): EPA is considering various alternatives for 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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