List of Superfund sites in Minnesota

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This is a list of Superfund sites in Minnesota designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) environmental law. The CERCLA federal law of 1980 authorized the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a list of polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations.[1] These locations are known as Superfund sites, and are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL).

The NPL guides the EPA in "determining which sites warrant further investigation" for environmental remediation.[2] As of May 4, 2010, there were 25 Superfund sites on the National Priorities List in Minnesota.[2] 21 others have been cleaned up and removed from the list; none are currently proposed for addition.[2]

Superfund sites[edit]

  Deleted from National Priorities List
CERCLIS ID Name County Reason Proposed Listed[3] Construction
completed[4]
Partially
deleted[5]
Deleted[6]
MND980904023 Adrian Municipal Well Field Nobles Groundwater pollution by VOCs including benzene and toluene. Contaminated municipal drinking wells have been closed and underground storage tanks near the site have been removed.[7][8]
10/15/1984
06/10/1986
07/20/1992
12/30/1992
MND980898068 Agate Lake Scrapyard Cass Groundwater contamination by VOCs including TCE, benzene, toluene and methylene chloride and soil contamination by PCBs, dioxins, furans and lead.[9][10]
10/15/1984
06/10/1986
03/31/1995
08/01/1997
MND980823975 Arrowhead Refinery Company St. Louis Highly acidic sludge, soil and sediment were contaminated by VOCs, PAHs, petroleum hydrocarbons and lead.[11][12]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
12/19/1996
MND982425209 Baytown Township Ground Water Plume Washington TCE contamination of a groundwater aquifer used for local drinking water supplies, from a metal-working facility and possibly from Lake Elmo Airport.[13][14]
10/14/1992
12/16/1994
MND053417515 Boise Cascade/Onan Corp./Medtronic, Inc. Anoka Soil, sediment and groundwater contamination by creosote, phenols and other organic compounds, from former wood treatment operations. The groundwater is used for local drinking water supply.[15][16]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
09/30/1992
02/15/1995
MND000686196 Burlington Northern (Brainerd/Baxter) Crow Wing Soil and groundwater contamination and risk of surface water contamination by creosote, PAHs, oil and grease, salts and phenols from former wood treatment operations.[17][18]
12/30/1982
09/08/1983
09/18/1995
MND981191570 Dakhue Sanitary Landfill Dakota Groundwater contamination by VOCs, chloroform and heavy metals, including cadmium and lead.[19][20]
10/26/1989
08/30/1990
06/30/1994
07/24/1995
MND981088180 East Bethel Demolition Landfill Anoka Soil contamination by VOCs, including toluene and vinyl chloride. An aquifer, which provides drinking water to some local residents, was contaminated by VOCs, barium, cadmium, mercury and lead, though most residents use a deeper aquifer. Local wetland and surface water may have been at risk from contamination.[21][22]
09/18/1985
06/10/1986
06/30/2000
05/07/1996
MND006481543 FMC Corporation (Fridley Plant) Anoka Soil was contaminated by TCE. Groundwater is contaminated by VOCs including TCE, which probably contributed to the detection of VOCs in the Minneapolis drinking water supply.[23][24]
12/30/1982
09/08/1983
09/08/1992
MND038384004 Freeway Sanitary Landfill Dakota Groundwater contamination by VOCs (including benzene, ethyl benzene and xylene) and heavy metals (including arsenic, chromium, copper, lead and manganese). Risk of transfer of contaminants to Burnsville municipal water supply and the Minnesota River.[25][26]
09/18/1985
06/10/1986
MND985701309 Fridley Commons Park Well Field Anoka VOCs, including TCE have been discovered in some municipal wells, but at levels below Federal drinking water limits. The situation is being monitored but no remedial action is currently felt necessary.[27][28]
09/29/1998
01/19/1999
10/25/2005
MND051441731 General Mills/Henkel Corporation Hennepin The site is a former research laboratory. Groundwater is contaminated by VOCs, including TCE, benzene, chloroform, toluene and xylenes and soil was contaminated by VOCs from solvent disposal.[29][30]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
06/05/1992
MND044799856 Joslyn Manufacturing & Supply Company Hennepin Soil and groundwater contamination by PCP, PAHs, phenol and heavy metals from former wood treatment operations.[31][32]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
12/21/1995
04/22/2002
MND000686071 Koch Refining Company/N-Ren Corporation Dakota The site is an active oil refinery. Groundwater is contaminated by VOCs, PAHs phenols and lead; soil is contaminated by PAHs and VOCs including benzene, toluene and xylenes.[33][34]
10/15/1984
06/10/1986
07/16/2008
06/15/1995
MND000819359 Koppers Coke Ramsey Soil and groundwater contamination by VOCs, semi-VOCs, PAHs, metals and cyanides from a former coking plant. [35][36]
12/30/1982
09/08/1983
07/20/1998
MND980904049 Kummer Sanitary Landfill Beltrami The site is a closed landfill with a history of operational violations. Site groundwater contains by VOCs, including vinyl chloride, xylenes, carbon tetrachloride and naphthalene and is at risk of contaminating nearby Lake Bemidji and wetlands. [37][38]
10/15/1984
06/10/1986
06/22/2000
04/26/1996
MND059680165 Kurt Manufacturing Company Anoka The site is an active electronic component manufacturing facility. Shallow groundwater and soil are contaminated by PCE, TCA, TCE and DCE.[39][40]
10/15/1984
06/10/1986
09/20/1995
MND981090483 LaGrand Sanitary Landfill Douglas Groundwater contamination by volatile hydrocarbons.[41][42]
06/10/1986
07/22/1987
08/07/1995
10/23/1997
MND980792469 Lehillier/Mankato Site Blue Earth Groundwater contamination by VOCs, including TCE from uncontrolled dumping. Domestic wells were contaminated and a municipal well was close to the plume, though no contamination was detected there.[43][44]
12/30/1982
09/08/1983
04/08/1992
MND980904072 Long Prairie Ground Water Contamination Todd A former dry cleaning operation contaminated soil and groundwater with PCE, TCE, DCE and vinyl chloride. Private drinking water wells were contaminated and municipal wells were closed from 1983 to 1985.[45][46]
10/15/1984
06/10/1986
09/19/1997
MND006192694 MacGillis & Gibbs/Bell Lumber & Pole Company Ramsey Groundwater, sediments, and soil are contaminated with PAHs, PCP and heavy metals such as copper, chromium and arsenic from wood treatment operations. Municipal wells are unaffected but private wells have been contaminated and there is a risk of contamination to local wetlands.[47][48]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
09/25/2002
MND980792287 Morris Arsenic Dump Stevens Stevens County reportedly buried around 1,500 lb (680 kg) of surplus arsenic-containing pesticide in a disused gravel pit in the 1940s. Arsenic was present in soil, groundwater and private drinking water well samples but at levels within the naturally occurring range in Minnesota, which do not pose a health hazard. No cleanup action was taken.[49][50]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
08/07/1985
03/07/1986
MN3170022914 Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant Anoka Groundwater and soil are contaminated by solvents, including TCE and methylene dichloride and PAHs were found in surface soil. Groundwater flows into the Mississippi River, upstream of the Minneapolis drinking water treatment plant uptake.[51][52]
07/14/1989
11/21/1989
09/23/2003
MN7213820908 New Brighton/Arden Hills/Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (US Army) Ramsey Groundwater, soil, sediments, and surface water contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semi-VOCs, metals, PCBs, cyanide, pesticides, and explosives.[53][54]
12/30/1982
09/08/1983
MND097891634 NL Industries/Taracorp/Golden Auto Hennepin Soil was contaminated by lead by former smelting operations.[55][56]
12/30/1982
09/08/1983
09/27/1995
05/21/1998
MND006154017 Nutting Truck & Caster Company Rice Groundwater contamination by TCE and DCE. Municipal wells were also contaminated by TCE but there is no definitive link to the site.[57][58]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
09/24/1992
MND980609515 Oakdale Dump Washington Hazardous waste, including VOCs such as isopropyl ether and benzene were disposed of at three sites; one has low-level heavy metal contamination. Residential drinking water wells were contaminated.[59][60]
12/30/1982
09/08/1983
09/07/1995
MND980904056 Oak Grove Sanitary Landfill Anoka Groundwater, leachate and sediments contaminated by VOCs, phenols and heavy metals. Groundwater also contaminated by phthalates.[61][62]
10/15/1984
06/10/1986
08/18/1993
10/17/1996
MND000874354 Olmsted County Sanitary Landfill Olmsted The first cell of the landfill was unlined and the second poorly lined, resulting in groundwater contamination by VOCs and heavy metals, including chromium, cadmium and lead and extensive leachate seaps. Waste has been capped and a leachate collection system installed.[63][64]
10/15/1984
06/10/1986
06/21/1994
02/15/1995
MND980609572 Perham Arsenic Site Otter Tail Groundwater and soil are contaminated by arsenic pesticide dumped in a shallow pit in 1947. The site was redeveloped for commercial use and eleven people were poisoned by a well installed in 1972. The well and dump have been capped and groundwater treatment is ongoing.[65][66]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
09/29/1998
MND000245795 Pine Bend Sanitary Landfill Dakota Groundwater VOC contamination from leachate.[67][68]
10/15/1984
06/10/1986
09/28/1995
06/23/1998
MND980609804 Reilly Tar & Chem (St. Louis Park Plant) Hennepin Soil and groundwater are contaminated by PAHs from former coal tar distillation and wood treatment operations. Contaminated groundwater aquifer is used by around 43,000 people and seven municipal wells have been closed.[69][70]
12/30/1982
09/08/1983
06/30/1997
MND980904064 Ritari Post & Pole Wadena Soil and groundwater contamination by PCP and dioxins and groundwater contamination by phenols from former wood treatment operations.[71][72]
01/22/1987
07/22/1987
09/26/2001
MND981002256 St. Augusta Sanitary Landfill/Engen Dump Stearns Groundwater is contaminated by heavy metals, including arsenic, barium and lead, VOCs, atrazine and phthalates.[73][74]
09/18/1985
07/22/1987
09/26/2000
11/14/1996
MND039045430 St. Louis River Site St. Louis Past industrial and disposal practices have contaminated river sediments with tar, PAHs, VOCs, cyanide, naphthalene and heavy metals including mercury. Operations at the US Steel Duluth Works site caused soil, sediment, shallow groundwater and surface water contamination by semi-VOCs, PAHs and metals.[75][76]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
MND057597940 St. Regis Paper Company Cass Groundwater, soil and sediment contamination by PAHs, metals, PCP, dioxins and furans from former wood treatment operations.[77][78]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
MND980609614 South Andover Site Anoka Waste disposal and salvage operations contaminated soil and groundwater with vinyl chloride and other VOCs. Soil contamination has been remediated and groundwater is not thought to pose a health risk.[79][80]
12/30/1982
09/08/1983
11/01/1994
10/28/1998
MNN000509136 South Minneapolis Residential Soil Contamination Hennepin Arsenic contamination of soil over 1,480 acres (6.0 km2), including 3,500 residential properties, along with other properties. Contamination is thought to have come from a former pesticide manufacturing plant.[81][82]
09/27/2006
09/19/2007
09/27/2011
MN8570024275 Twin Cities Air Force Reserve Base (Small Arms Range Landfill) Hennepin Arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, lead, nickel, selenium and vanadium contamination of groundwater.[83] [84]
01/22/1987
07/22/1987
09/24/1992
12/16/1996
MND022949192 Union Scrap Iron & Metal Company Hennepin Battery recycling at two sites resulted in sludges and soil contaminated by PCBs and heavy metals including lead, arsenic, cadmium, nickel and copper. Airborne lead levels were high and there was potential for groundwater and surface water contamination. No significant contamination remains after removal actions.[85][86]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
09/18/1990
09/10/1991
MND980613780 University of Minnesota (Rosemount Research Center) Dakota Soil contamination by lead, copper and PCBs from tenants and VOCs, primarily chloroform, from university laboratory waste disposal. [87][88]
10/15/1984
06/10/1986
06/29/1994
02/06/2001
MND981002249 Waite Park Wells Stearns Municipal wells are contaminated by TCE and PCE from two industrial sites. There is a light non-aqueous phase liquid layer of petroleum products above the water table, elevated levels of PCBs, lead and other heavy metals in the soil, and PCBs and VOCs in the groundwater.[89][90]
09/18/1985
06/10/1986
09/21/1999
MND980704738 Washington County Landfill Washington VOC contamination of soil and groundwater, including private wells. Potentially explosive methane concentrations.[91][92]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
09/30/1992
05/16/1996
MND980609119 Waste Disposal Engineering Anoka Groundwater, soil gas and surface water contamination by VOCs.[93][94]
12/30/1982
09/08/1983
09/27/1995
06/05/1996
MND006252233 Whittaker Corporation Hennepin Groundwater and soil contamination by heavy metals, including cadmium and lead and VOCs.[95][96]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
04/07/1992
02/11/1999
MND980034516 Windom Dump Cottonwood Groundwater contamination by VOCs and heavy metals including arsenic, cadmium and chromium. Soil contamination by VOCs. There was a risk of contamination of private and municipal drinking wells.[97][98]
10/15/1984
06/10/1986
12/24/1991
10/06/2000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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