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Superfund Site Report: CIRCLE SMELTING CORP
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Study Underway

    The Circle Smelting Corporation facility was originally cons tructed in 1904 as a primary ZINC smelter. In 1920, it was conve rted to a secondary ZINC smelter and began recovering ZINC from s crap metals. A Belgium retort system was used to boil ZINC scrap and reclaim a reasonably pure "Prime Western" grade ZINC. The B elgium retort system was discontinued at this facility in the lat e 1960s. Three separate sources have been identified at the Circle Sm elting site: a metal-rich slag waste pile; an area of contaminat ed soil within the stream bed of an intermittent drainage way tha t receives surface water run off from the slag pile; and an area of contaminated soil that surrounds the smelter property. The sl ag pile encompasses 17 acres and is up to 15 feet deep.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    CADMIUM X X 
    COPPER X X 
    COPPER COMPOUNDS X X 
    LEAD X X 
    NICKEL X X 
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS X X 
    ZINC X X 
    ZINC COMPOUNDS X X 


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for CIRCLE SMELTING CORP:

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    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: CIRCLE SMELTING CORP
    EPA ID: ILD050231976
    Address: RURAL ROUTE 50
    BECKEMEYER, IL 62219
    Other Names: CIRCLE SMELTING CORP
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Proposed Listing on the NPL: June 17, 1996
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 8

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the CIRCLE SMELTING CORP Superfund site.
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