New Cleanup Phase to Begin at Velsicol Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy have announced a new phase of the cleanup will soon begin at the Velsicol Chemical Corporation Superfund site in Saint Louis.

Later this month, the agencies will start preparing to excavate around 100,000 tons of contaminated soil from the southern portion of the former Velsicol Chemical property. Excavation will continue this year while weather permits and will resume in the spring. Workers will be onsite from 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Saturday. All trucks will enter and leave the site through the gate located off M-46.

The EPA expectsthe cleanup to be finished by next fall and restoration work will be completed in 2024. All contaminated soil will be transported offsite for proper disposal.