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The Government Accounting Office released in December a report
requested by U.S. Rep. John Dingell concerning hazardous waste 
sites which could potentially be Superfund sites, but were still 
awaiting a decision by U.S. EPA on whether to list on the National
Priority List.   The report also lists sites eligible for the superfund 
list whose listing was not approved by a state's governor.

The report can be found at:

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/rc99022.pdf
(over 2 megabytes!!)

In Michigan, two sites were listed as having the Governor opposed to 
the site listing as of September 1997 (See page 352)

Bay City Middlegrounds Landfill
Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Oscoda

Here are the other sites where existing or potential contamination 
of ground water and/or drinking water supplies could justify
placement on the federal national priority list under the 
Superfund program.   (See page 188-192)

The site are in alphabetical order by city of location.


Table II.22: Michigan: Information on Hazardous Waste Sites That Are
Potentially Eligible for the National Priorities List
Contamination of

Site name
Location in Michigan
Discovery date
Principal contaminants
Contamination of Groundwater?
Contamination of Drinking water?
Residents/workers w/in 0.5 miles?

Brooks Foundry Lagoons Albion 1989 VOCs Actual Potential Yes
Scheuner Construction Alpena 1982 Metals, VOCs,
SVOCs, PCBs
Potential Potential Yes

Thetford Corp. Ann Arbor 1985 Metals, Pesticides,
VOCs, SVOCs,
PCBs
Potential Actual Yes

Stans Trucking, Inc. Avon Township 1979 Metals, VOCs,
SVOCs
Potential None
identified
Yes

Davis Wash King Bad Axe 1985 Metals, VOCs,
SVOCs, PCBs
Potential Potential Yes

Willow Drums Bellevue 1991 Metals, Pesticides,
VOCs, SVOCs,
PCBs
Actual Actual Yes

Harbor Plating Works Benton Harbor 1990 Metals, Pesticides,
VOCs, SVOCs
Potential Potential Yes

Johnson Iron Industries Charlotte 1987 Metals Actual Potential Yes

Michigan Tube Co. Division
of Hofmann Industries
Eau Claire 1980 Other Potential Potential Yes

Dye Road Dump Flint 1985 Metals, Pesticides,
VOCs, SVOCs
Potential Potential Yes

Card & Hillsdale Site Hillsdale 1990 Metals, Pesticides,
VOCs, SVOCs,
PCBs
Actual Potential Yes

Quanex Corp. - Mac Steel
Division.
Jackson 1989 Metals, PCBs Potential Potential Yes

Former Ford Kingsford Plant Kingsford 1981 VOCs Actual Potential Yes

OB & B Plating Lansing 1985 Metals, Pesticides,
VOCs, SVOCs,
PCBs
Potential Potential Yes

Bradford - White Corp. Middleville 1980 Metals, VOCs Actual Potential Yes

American Coil Spring Co. Muskegon 1929 Metals Actual Potential Yes

Reed City Landfill Reed City 1991 Metals, Pesticides,
VOCs, SVOCs,
PCBs
Actual Potential Yes

Zug Island-National Steel,
Great Lake
River Rouge 1979 No response Potential Actual Yes

Sandfill Landfill #1 Rochester 1985 Metals, VOCs,
SVOCs, PCBs
Actual Potential Yes

Sanico North Grand
Garbage Co. Landfill
Spring Lake 1972 Metals, VOCs,
SVOCs
Potential Potential Yes

Ramona Park Sanitary
Landfill
Utica 1979 Metals, Pesticides,
VOCs, SVOCs,
PCBs
Potential Potential Yes

Closed Hamlin Road
Landfill East
Utica 1979 Other Potential Potential Yes

Closed Hamlin Road
Landfill West
Utica 1985 VOCs, SVOCs Potential Potential Yes

Nankin Township Dump Westland 1994 Metals, VOCs,
SVOCs, PCBs
Actual None
identified
Yes

Eddy Paper Co. White Pigeon 1985 Metals, VOCs,
SVOCs, PCBs
Potential Potential Yes

Whitehall Leather Co. Whitehall 1947 Metals, VOCs,
SVOCs
Actual Potential Yes

Shell Cast Whitehall 1984 VOCs, SVOCs Actual Potential Yes

Multi County Landfill Wilber 1985 Metals Potential Potential Yes



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