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Main Title Auto Ion Chemicals Inc. Superfund Site, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Second Five-Year Review Report.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL. Region V. ;Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality, Lansing.
Publisher Sep 2006
Year Published 2006
Stock Number PB2007-103034
Additional Subjects Superfund ; Hazardous materials ; Waste management ; Heavy metals ; Waste disposal ; Site characterization ; Contaminants ; Organic compounds ; Cadmium ; Chromium ; Nickel ; Zinc ; Waste treatment ; Waste water ; Sanitary sewers ; Sludges ; Spills ; Soil stabilization ; Water pollution ; Ground water ; Remedial action ; Michigan ; Kalamazoo(Michigan) ; Kalamazoo County(Michigan)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2007-103034 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 249p
The Auto Ion Chemicals Inc. Superfund (Auto Ion) site is a 1.5-acre parcel of land located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The site is in a light industrial area and is bordered by the Kalamazoo River along its southern edge. The property was originally used as an electrical generating station by the City of Kalamazoo from sometime during the 1940s until 1956. From 1964 to 1973, Auto Ion Chemicals operated a treatment facility for electroplating waste at the site. Wastewater was discharged to the sanitary sewer, and sludges were disposed of in an on-site lagoon. Poor storage and waste handling practices resulted in numerous spills onto surface soil and within the basement of the facility building, and several unpermitted discharges to the Kalamazoo River and city sewers were documented. In 1973, the Auto Ion facility ceased operations after its license to transport, store, and treat liquid industrial waste was not renewed by the State. Contaminants of concern at the site are heavy metals associated with electroplating waste, such as cadmium, chromium, nickel and zinc, and two volatile organic compounds.