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Douglass Road/ Uniroyal, Inc. Landfill

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Remedial Project Manager
Dion Novak (novak.dion@epa.gov)
312-886-4737 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64737

Background

The 19 acre Douglass Road/Uniroyal Inc. Landfill site is owned by Uniroyal, Inc. and operated between 1954 and 1979. Uniroyal, Inc. filed for bankruptcy in 1991, and the site became a Fund-lead Superfund site. From 1954 to 1971, solvents, fly ash, paper, wood stock, rubber, and plastic wrap were disposed of at the unlined landfill. After operations ceased, the landfill was covered with topsoil and seeded. According to the company, some 6000 barrels of waste were disposed of at the landfill. The South Bend Water Department operates seven wells within 3 miles of the site that serve approximately 120,000 people. Approximately 2,100 people live within a one mile radius of the site. Juday Creek is located approximately 2,000 feet from the site.

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