albion-sheridan township landfill

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The Albion-Sheridan Township Landfill site is an inactive landfill, located approximately one mile east of Albion, Michigan, on the eastern edge of Calhoun County. One mile west is the City of Albion with a population of 10,066 people. A combination of residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial properties surrounds the Albion-Sheridan Township Landfill. Test pitting, conducted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), uncovered one area of concentrated drum disposal where 200 to 400 drums are present. MDNR test results show that some of the drums contained liquid and solid wastes and suspected paint sludges, including up to 2.7 parts per million (ppm) arsenic; 730,000 ppm 1,2,4-trimethyl benzene; 40,000 ppm m/p-xylene; 6,500 ppm acetone; and 2,400 ppm aluminum. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) initiated the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study in January 1992. A Record of Decision was signed in September 1995 and required: removal and offsite treatment and disposal of drums which contain hazardous and liquid wastes and other drums encountered during grading of the landfill surface; construction of a solid waste landfill cover (cap) over the entire landfill mass; use of institutional controls on landfill property to limit both land and groundwater use and on adjacent property to limit only groundwater use, until the clean-up standard is attained (estimated at 14 years); installation of an active landfill gas collection system, including flaring to treat the off-gas from the landfill, unless the U.S. EPA approves passive venting, following design studies; and monitoring of groundwater to ensure effectiveness of the Remedial Action (RA) in lowering the arsenic concentration in groundwater through natural oxidation. The following contingent remedy for groundwater treatment is also selected for the site: treatment of groundwater by in-situ oxidation with review five years after landfill cap installation, to be sure the arsenic concentrations in the groundwater do not threaten residential wells.

Hazardous Ranking Score

34 / 100

A score of 28.5 or higher qualifies a site for the Superfund National Priority List.

Regional Contact

Region 5
Phone: (312) 353-2000

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Contaminants & Health Effects

      Endocrine Disrupter
      Reproductive Toxin
      Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic


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        within a 1 mile radius


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