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NPL Site Narrative for Mid-State Disposal, Inc. Landfill

MID-STATE DISPOSAL, INC. LANDFILL
Cleveland Township, Wisconsin

Federal Register Notice:  September 21, 1984

Conditions at listing (September 1983): The Mid-State Disposal, Inc., Site covers about 160 acres in Cleveland Township, Marathon County, Wisconsin. From 1971 to 1979, the company owned and operated a landfill and three lagoons on the site; the area involved is about 30 acres. Between 1974 and 1976, the company buried about 4,800 tons of asbestos wastes from a fire-door manufacturer in trenches where ground water is shallow. The lagoons were used for disposal of significant amounts of paper mill sludges.

The site has a history of overflowing lagoons, run-off to surface water, and seepage. When the site closed, the landfill areas were covered with a clay cap, graded, and seeded; the lagoons were covered with a fabric liner and gravel layer; and a leachate collection system was installed. The system is overflowing, and leachate continues to discharge from the site, according to inspections conducted by the State.

In 1975, the State issued an order requiring the company to properly close the landfill. In 1976, when the company failed to comply, the State went to court. In 1983, the State terminated its legal action because Mid-State had no assets.

Status (June 1984): EPA is conducting a remedial investigation/feasibility study to determine the type and extent of contamination at the site and identify alternatives for remedial action.

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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