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NPL Site Narrative for Muskego Sanitary Landfill

Muskego, Wisconsin

Federal Register Notice:  September 21, 1984

Conditions at listing (September 1983): The privately owned Muskego Sanitary Landfill covers 56 acres in Muskego in southeastern Waukesha County, Wisconsin. An active landfill operated by Waste Management of Wisconsin, Inc., and a rendering plant are to the north of the property. The site was closed and covered in 1977. Files indicate that prior to the early 1970s, the landfill accepted some hazardous wastes, including paints and oils. After 1973, so far as is presently known, the landfill accepted only municipal refuse. The present operator has detected lead and zinc in on-site monitoring wells and nearby private wells. The State verified the presence of only the zinc in private wells.

Status (June 1984): 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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