EPA, EGLE Continue Cleanup Efforts at Velsicol Superfund Site

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), plan to start a new cleanup phase in the activities at the Velsicol Chemical Superfund site in Saint Louis, Michigan.

This new phase consists of excavating approximately 100 thousand tons of contaminated soil from the southern portion of the former Velsicol Plant property and trucking this material off-site for disposal in a permitted landfill. Shoring will be placed around a portion of an excavation area in the southeast boundary of the former Velsicol plant site. The shoring consisting of metal sheet piling will prevent the excavation area from collapsing and will not be removed. Shoring work is scheduled to begin on the week of October 17.

The EPA and EGLE will provide an in-person availability session nest Wednesday from 4:30 to 7:30 P.M. in the Community Room of Saint Louis City Hall at 300 North Mill Street Representatives from both agencies will answer questions and talk one-on-one with members of the public regarding the upcoming project at the former Velsicol Plant site.