Tar Lake Superfund Site
Contact InformationCommunity Involvement Coordinator
Megan McSeveney (email@example.com)
312-886-1972 or 800-621-8431, ext. 61972
Remedial Project Manager
Thomas Bloom (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mark Henry (email@example.com)
Community Development Coordinator
Mancelona Family Resource Center
(where to view written records)
Mancelona Public Library
202 West State Street
The Tar Lake Site consists of a shallow 4-acre pond in Mancelona Township, Antrim County, Michigan. From the 1880s until 1944, Antrim Iron Co. disposed of wastes in the pond. The company's complex included a saw mill, chemical plant, iron extraction and smelting plant, and steel mill. As early as 1949, the State detected ground water contamination as far as 3 miles from the site. Sludge deposits in Tar Lake contain high concentrations of heavy metals and phenol. Analysis of area residential wells in 1980 detected lead and phenol.
You will need the free Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more.
- Tar Removal Completed (PDF) (4pp, 1.6MB) June 1999 fact sheet
- Explanation of Significant Difference (PDF) (13pp, 2.1MB) September, 2009