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NPL Site Narrative for Fadrowski Drum Disposal

Franklin, Wisconsin

Federal Register Notice:  June 10, 1986

Conditions at proposal (October 15, 1984): The Fadrowski Drum Disposal Site covers 40 acres in Franklin, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. From 1970 through 1981, Ed's Masonry and Trucking was licensed by the State to operate a transportation and collection service on the site.

Early in 1983, Menard, Inc., purchased a portion of the site and began construction of a home building materials store. Excavation turned up buried drums. The contents were analyzed by the State and found to be hazardous as defined by the State. Little is known about the amounts or types of wastes disposed at the site, which was not authorized to accept hazardous wastes.

The area is semirural; nearby communities are expanding their residential development. About 18,000 people depend on wells within 3 miles of the site as a source of drinking water. The soils consist of sediments and clays. A creek flows through the western edge of the property.

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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