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Byron Salvage Yard

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Community Involvement Coordinator
Janet Pope (pope.janet@epa.gov)
312-353-0628 or 800-621-8431, ext.30628

Remedial Project Manager
David Seely
(seely.david@epa.gov)
312-886-7058 or 800-621-8431, ext. 67058

Illinois EPA Contact
Greg Ratliff
217-782-9882

Repositories

(where to view written records)

Ogle County Public Health Dept.
Ogle County Court House
104 South 5th Street
Oregon, IL 61061

Byron Public Library
109 North Franklin Street
Byron, IL 61010

Background

The site consists of the Byron Salvage Yard property and Dirk's Farm property. The contiguous properties are located in rural Ogle County in Northern Illinois, about halfway between the cities of Byron and Oregon, Illinois. In the 1960s, the Byron Salvage Yard was operated as a junkyard where miscellaneous waste and debris were brought for disposal. Disposal activities continued until about 1972. Drums of electroplating wastes and other materials (oil sludges, paint sludges, cutting wheels, solvents, and scrap metal) were disposed of at the Byron Salvage Yard. (more...)

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